Massive hemoptysis as the presenting manifestation in a child with histoplasmosis

James P. Shaffer, William Barson, Mark Luquette, Jonathan I. Groner, Mark J. Hogan, Elizabeth Allen

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Summary. A previously healthy and asymptomatic 7-year-old white boy presented with a history of two episodes of hemoptysis productive of bright red blood in the 5 days preceding admission. After admission the developed massive hemoptysis that, on bronchoscopy, was noted to be emanating from the right lower lobe. An emergency right lower lobe resection was done. Pathological examination revealed hilar adenopathy and peripheral lesions with caseating granulomas containing yeast, morphologically consistent with Histoplasma capsulatum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric pulmonology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1997


  • Hemoptysis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lobectomy


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