Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis: alveoli are an answer to anemia.

  title={Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis: alveoli are an answer to anemia.},
  author={Sonal Bhatia and Milind S. Tullu and Pradeep Vaideeswar and Keya Rani Lahiri},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  volume={57 1},
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a rare disorder (triad of iron-deficiency anemia, hemoptysis, and alveolar infiltrates). A 3-year-old male presented with mild fever, breathlessness, dry cough, and bluish nail discoloration for 8 days. He had required five blood transfusions in the past 1 year (last transfusion was given 4 months ago). He had a respiratory rate of 58/min with respiratory distress, cyanosis, and grade III clubbing. Respiratory system examination was normal. Several… CONTINUE READING