Recruitment lecture 10.18.2019

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



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