Richard L. DeGowin, M.D.; Leif B. Sorensen, M.D.; Donald B. Charleston
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Recent reports suggest that minor overt hemoptysis may accompany sequestration of large amounts of iron in the lung leading to hypochromic anemia in patients with idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis. Linear profile scanning was used to quantify intrapulmonary hemorrhage in such a patient, a 44-year-old menopausal housewife with dyspnea and hemoptysis. A diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis was confirmed by streaks of blood and hemosiderin-laden macrophages in the sputum, intense hemosiderosis in a lung biopsy specimen, iron deficiency anemia, and ephemeral pulmonary infiltrates on chest X ray. The patient was in remission during hospitalization. After discharge, hemoptysis and dyspnea recurred, and studies
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
DeGowin RL, Sorensen LB, Charleston DB. Ferrokinetic Studies in Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis Using Linear Profile Scanning.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:1185. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1185_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1185.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only