Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Intense bleeding from the lung (especially trachea and the upper respiratory tract) is called pulmonary haemorrhage. It may be involved with bleeding from other parts of the body. Pulmonary haemorrhage is an intense condition that require immediate medical attention. The main characteristics of pulmonary hemorrhage may include:

  • Nose bleeding

  • Worsened respiration

  • Shock (only in severe cases)

  • Cyanosis

Infant prematurity is considered to be the major cause for this condition. Other factors that are associated with the condition may include:

  • Cocaine usage during pregnancy

  • Hypothermia

  • Infant respiratory distress syndrome

  • Breech delivery

Hemorrhagic pulmonary edema can be a major cause of the condition. Major treatment options for pulmonary hemorrhage may include:

  • Positive pressure ventilation

  • Correcting the underlying anomalies

  • Tracheal suction

  • Blood transfusion