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what would be the most common medical problems that would have a child coughing up blood and have a high fever?

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Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Bronchitis: Bronchitis is the most common cause of coughing up blood (hemoptysis), and if there is a bacterial or viral infection causing the bronchitis, this can be associated with high fever. There are other possibilities for coughing up blood; the child needs to see their family physician or pediatrician to rule out other more serious causes.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Hemoptysis: Pulmonary tuberculosis, pulmonary abscess, bronchitis, severe infections of the respiratory tract, bronchopneumonia.

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