J. ROBERT COATES; JAMES C. BELLAMY
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is a relatively rare condition affecting primarily children and young adults. It is a disease process characterized by a loss of blood into the alveolar spaces of the lung, often of a sudden and severe degree. It can be fatal initially, or it may develop into chronic or recurrent episodes of pulmonary hemorrhage with the eventual development of pulmonary hemosiderosis and fibrosis, cor pulmonale, recurrent anemia, and death in a large percentage of cases.
By 1957 approximately 65 cases had been reported in the entire literature. Soergel (1) tabulated these cases in a complete review of the
J. ROBERT COATES, JAMES C. BELLAMY. Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis: A Case Report and Discussion. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:672–678. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-4-672
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(4):672-678.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hospital Medicine, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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