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Vol 85, No 6 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-13
Submitted: 2017-07-21
Accepted: 2017-10-18
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Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage complicated by pulmonary embolism — problems with treatment

Justyna Fijołek, Elzbieta Wiatr, Lilia Jakubowska, Malgorzata Polubiec-Kownacka, Pawel Kuca, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0056
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(6):328-332.

open access

Vol 85, No 6 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-12-13
Submitted: 2017-07-21
Accepted: 2017-10-18

Abstract

Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) refers to a clinical syndrome resulting from injury of the alveolar capillaries, arterioles and venules leading to red blood cel accumulation in the distal air spaces. The conditions associated with DAH and underlying disease determine the prognosis and the treatment regimen. The coexistence of DAH with venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a seroius problem for clinicians and poses a challenge in the therapeutic management. We describe a young patient who developed massive DAH in the course of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease (formerly called Goodpasture’s syndrome) complicated by pulmonary embolism (PE).

Abstract

Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) refers to a clinical syndrome resulting from injury of the alveolar capillaries, arterioles and venules leading to red blood cel accumulation in the distal air spaces. The conditions associated with DAH and underlying disease determine the prognosis and the treatment regimen. The coexistence of DAH with venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a seroius problem for clinicians and poses a challenge in the therapeutic management. We describe a young patient who developed massive DAH in the course of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease (formerly called Goodpasture’s syndrome) complicated by pulmonary embolism (PE).
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Keywords

alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, treatment

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Title

Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage complicated by pulmonary embolism — problems with treatment

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 6 (2017)

Pages

328-332

Published online

2017-12-13

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0056

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(6):328-332.

Keywords

alveolar hemorrhage
pulmonary embolism
treatment

Authors

Justyna Fijołek
Elzbieta Wiatr
Lilia Jakubowska
Malgorzata Polubiec-Kownacka
Pawel Kuca
Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz

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