alexa A Rare Case of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis in an Adult
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Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
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Research Article

A Rare Case of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis in an Adult

Naveen Raj1*, Jillian Cepeda2 and Seth Gottleib2

1Larkin Hospital/ Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Coral Hills Drive #302, Coral Springs, Florida 33065, USA

2Department of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach Florida, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Naveen Raj
Larkin Hospital/Nova Southeastern University
3100 Coral Hills Drive #302, Coral Springs, Florida 33065, USA
Tel: 954-895-3062
Fax: 954-433-8112
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

Received date: February 28, 2014; Accepted date: July 11, 2014; Published date: July 15, 2014

Citation: Raj N, Cepeda J, Gottleib S (2014) A Rare Case of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis in an Adult. J Pulm Respir Med 4:193. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000193

Copyright: © 2014 Raj N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis is a rare condition, primarily affecting the pediatric population. IPH is characterized by the triad of hemoptysis, iron deficiency anemia, and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, though not all the symptoms may be seen. Due to the myriad of diseases that present as such, IPH is often a diagnosis of exclusion. Treatment with corticosteroids prevents further episodes of hemoptysis, and improves the anemia. We report on a rare case of IPH in an adult who presented with chronic anemia and shortness of breath.

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