Today we talked about a young patient with subacute onset of small-volume hemoptysis and SOB. She was found to have lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a type of cystic lung disease which is associated with tuberous sclerosis complex.
Teaching points from today:
- Know how to recognize symptoms, DDx and management of life threatening hemoptysis
- Hemoptysis – think ABCs first -> location -> differential
- Cystic lung disease – first know how to differentiate from lung pathologies that mimic cysts
- LAM pathophysiology and demographics – understand how demographics shape your DDx for cystic lung disease