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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis in a Young Adult Patient: A Rare Case


1 Department of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Medanta − The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Rahul Kumar
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_12_17

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Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is often an ignored and rare cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH). It is characterized by triad of hemoptysis, anemia, and alveolar opacity on radiology. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, established after ruling out other causes of DAH such as Goodpasture’s syndrome, large vessel vasculitis, small vessel vasculitis associated with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) (Wegener’s granulomatosis, Churg–Strauss syndrome, microscopic polyangiitis), immune complex-related vasculitis (collagen vascular diseases, Henoch–Schönlein purpura, mixed cryoglobulinemia) drug reactions, anticoagulation and thrombocytopenia. Though it is a disease primarily affecting children, we hereby report a case of IPH in an adult patient who responded dramatically to oral corticosteroid.


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