Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a 39-year-old Woman: Unusual Initial Presentation of Microscopic Polyangiitis

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Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a necrotizing vasculitis involving the small vessels without granulomatous inflammation. Most MPA initially presents with renal involvement without pulmonary involvement. Isolated and initially presenting alveolar hemorrhage is very rare. The patient was a 39-year-old female with a progressive cough, dyspnea, and blood… (More)
DOI: 10.5090/kjtcs.2011.44.6.448

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@inproceedings{Kim2011DiffuseAH, title={Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a 39-year-old Woman: Unusual Initial Presentation of Microscopic Polyangiitis}, author={Jae Jun. Kim and Jae-Kil Park and Young Pil Wang and Hyung Joo Park and Sook-whan Sung and Do-Yeon Kim}, booktitle={The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={2011} }