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. ;56:409–421. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-3-409
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(3):409-421.
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