Prognosis in adult patients with idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis.

  title={Prognosis in adult patients with idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis.},
  author={Seiichi Miwa and Shiro Imokawa and Masato Kato and Kyotaro Ide and Hiroshi Uchiyama and Koushi Yokomura and Takafumi Suda and Masahiro Shirai and Hiroshi Hayakawa and Kingo Chida},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={50 17},
BACKGROUND Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) of unknown cause has been characterized as idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH). IPH is a rare disease, which has a high prevalence in children and shows a poor prognosis. However, in adults, since there are few reports about collective cases, the details remain to be determined. METHODS Between January 2003 and June 2008, consecutive adult patients strictly defined as unknown cause DAH by chest images, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, autoantibody… CONTINUE READING
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