Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis. Epidemiology, pathogenic aspects and diagnosis.

@article{Milman1998IdiopathicPH,
  title={Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis. Epidemiology, pathogenic aspects and diagnosis.},
  author={Nils Milman and Frederik M{\o}ller Pedersen},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={92 7},
  pages={
          902-7
        }
}
Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare clinical entity characterized by recurrent episodes of diffuse alveolar haemorrhage, often presenting with haemoptysis. Many patients have iron deficiency anaemia due to deposition of haemosiderin iron in the alveoli, and eventually develop moderate pulmonary fibrosis. Typically, intensive search for an aetiology ends up negative. There is no evidence of pulmonary vasculitis or capillaritis. The aetiology is obscure, but may be an… CONTINUE READING
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