Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis treated by plasmapheresis.

A 52-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with severe haemoptysis and dyspnoea. She had had repeated haemoptysis starting 18 months before admission and for the last eight months this had cccurred almost daily. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy and a bronchogram had been normal. Several sputa samples were negative for acid-fast bacilli. On admission physical… (More)