[Risk factors in the development of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis].

  title={[Risk factors in the development of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis].},
  author={Santiago Lape{\~n}a and A A Blanco and Pilar Sol{\'i}s and P G Linares and Samuel G{\'o}mez and J L Hernanz Sanz},
  journal={Anales espanoles de pediatria},
  volume={23 1},
A long-term study of six children suffering idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) was realized, in order to evaluate prognostic factors and the best therapy. The treatment was initiated with prednisone 1-2 mg/kg/day which was gradually decreased until total suppression. Clinical remission was always achieved but relapses were frequently observed. All but one of the patients suffered more episodes which were controlled by the initial treatment. In three cases the additional use of… CONTINUE READING