Infectious Disease Book


Pulmonary Hemorrhage of Unclear Etiology

Aka: Pulmonary Hemorrhage of Unclear Etiology
  1. Background: Two epidemics of unexplained Pulmonary Hemorrhage
    1. Chicago (April 1992 - Nov 1994)
      1. Seven Infants ages 3 weeks to 7 months
      2. Predominately black
      3. No underlying disease
      4. Presenting
        1. ARDS
        2. Hemoptysis
        3. Epistaxis
        4. Afebrile
      5. Survival: 100% (one died 3 weeks post discharge)
    2. Cleveland (January 1993 to November 1994)
      1. Eight infants affected
  2. References
    1. (1995) MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 44:67,73-4 [PubMed]

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