HAEMOPTYSIS

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Haemoptysis is the coughing of blood originating from the respiratory tract below the level of the larynx. Haemoptysis should be differentiated from: Haematemesis – vomiting of blood from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Pseudohaemoptysis – where

EMPYEMA

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Empyema is the medical term for pockets of pus that have collected inside a body cavity. They can form if a bacterial infection is left untreated, or if it fails to fully respond to treatment.

EMPHYSEMA

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Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath. In people with emphysema, the air sacs in the lungs (alveoli) are damaged. Over time, the inner walls of the air sacs weaken and rupture

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