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Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis

B M Sunilkumar, K M Sathishkumar, A R Somashekhar, P P Maiya
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Abstract


Recurrent or chronic pulmonary hemorrhage is rare in children. Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) manifests as hemoptysis, diffuse parenchymal infiltrates on chest radiographs and microcytic hypochromic anemia. The hemoptysis present may be mistaken for more common diseases, delaying the diagnosis and further management. Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is a disorder of unknown etiology. Treatment of IPH includes immunosuppressive drugs along with supportive measures.

Keywords


Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis, Anemia; Hemoptysis;Tuberculosis;Pneumonia

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