We report an unusual case of massive haemoptysis in young patient with mass lesion in left upper lobe. Bronchoscopic biopsy, percutaneous CT guided biopsy & serum marker confirmed the lesion to be granulomatous with polyangiitis (GPA). Rarity of the case was endoluminal bronchial lesion in GPA and radiographic presentation of mass lesion on the Computed Tomography. Also this case highlights that massive haemoptysis can be a sole and initial manifestation of GPA. Prompt diagnosis & pulse therapy led to dramatic symptomatic, clinical & radiological improvement, emphasizing the fact that GPA can present as acute emergency and rapid diagnosis with early treatment initiation with pulse steroid therapy & rituximab can be life saving measure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine