PAUL W. SALTZMAN, M.D.; MICHAEL WEST, M.D.; BERNHARD CHOMET, M.D.
Until recently, idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis has been described mainly in children (1-3). Significant renal disease has not been observed in these patients. Some of the adult patients recently described also had associated glomerulonephritis (4-13). It is the purpose of this paper to report three adult patients with pulmonary hemosiderosis and glomerulonephritis and to review the literature on this unusual combination.
A 23-year-old white male was first seen on April 18, 1957, at a military hospital in Germany, with a history of chills, fever, and hemoptysis of 24 hours' duration. Past history revealed asymptomatic episodes of hemoptysis
SALTZMAN PW, WEST M, CHOMET B. Pulmonary Hemosiderosis and Glomerulonephritis. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:409–421. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-409
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