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Hemossiderose pulmonar idiopatica [Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis]

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Title:Hemossiderose pulmonar idiopatica [Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis]
Creators Name:Pinto, M. and Correia, J. and Leal, I. and Reis, A. and Leao, B. and de Carvalho, S. and Sousa, C.S.
Abstract:We report a case of a 23 year-old man admitted to hospital with cough, fever and recurrent episodes of haemoptysis. Laboratory findings, which included a pulmonary biopsy, established the diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis (IPH). Despite a number of morphologic, immunologic and ultrastructural studies, the etiology and pathogenesis of this disease remain indetermined. To diagnose an IPH all the other causes of pulmonary hemorrhage must be excluded. This is a rare disease, even more rare in adults. Based on these facts the authors publish this article, which includes the case report and a literature interview.
Source:Acta Medica Portuguesa
Publisher:Centro Editor Livreiro da Ordem dos Medicos
Page Range:41-44
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