Pulmonary Aspergillosis with Presenting Symptom of Hemoptysis

  • Shi-Ping Wu
  • Ling-Wei Wang


Hemoptysis is one of the most common respiratory symptoms. The main cause of hemoptysis had been previously believed to be pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, and lung carcinoma. During recent years, due to improved technology and increasing knowledge of the clinicians about pulmonary aspergillosis, hemoptysis has been increasingly reported to be caused by pulmonary aspergillosis. Actually, hemoptysis is the most common symptom of pulmonary aspergillosis, with an incidence rate of up to 80% and an incidence rate of life-threatening major hemoptysis of about 30%. Pulmonary aspergilloses that most commonly induce hemoptysis include pulmonary aspergilloma and chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis, followed by invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Strictly speaking, aspergilloma is a radiological diagnosis, which is characterized by nodular or spherical opacity with moderate intensity in irregular cavity with unsmooth inner wall. Singular aspergilloma (SA) can be categorized into chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, referring to parasitic singular aspergillosis with slight or no clinical symptoms and no dynamic radiological changes during at least 3 months observation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shi-Ping Wu
    • 1
  • Ling-Wei Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan UniversityShenzhenChina

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