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Fatal idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis in association with pregnancy - Medico-legal evaluation.
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PMID:  22281220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis is a rare disorder characterised by repeated episodes of intra-alveolar bleeding in association with consecutive anaemia, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and respiratory failure. Pregnancy may exacerbate the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis typically worsening in the third trimester. A 32-year-old female after delivery was admitted to hospital with progressive dyspnoea of about 1-month duration. Sudden circulatory collapse caused fatal complication. During the post-mortem investigation, lung haemorrhage and histologically abundant iron deposition in macrophages and interstitial fibrosis were found. Medico-legal post-mortem evaluation of fatal cases may support the clinico-pathological context of the diagnosis of this entity.
Klára Törő; Irén Herjavecz; Edit Vereckei; Margit Kovács
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  101-104     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
Department of Forensic and Insurance Medicine, Semmelweis University, 1091-Budapest, Üllői út 93, Hungary.
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