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Miliary nodules due to secondary pulmonary hemosiderosis in rheumatic heart disease.
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PMID:  21390194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Pulmonary hemosiderosis is defined as the clinical and functional consequence of iron overload of the lungs, which usually occurs due to recurrent intra-alveolar bleeding. It can manifest as miliary mottling and should be entertained in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with miliary nodules on chest radiography, especially those with mitral stenosis. The management of secondary pulmonary hemosiderosis secondary to valvular heart disease includes valvuloplasty and/or valve replacement. The radiological opacities may disappear with successful treatment of the underlying valvular disease in many patients. However, they may persist with no physiological impairment to the patient. Here, we present a 32-year-old man with mitral stenosis who presented with fever and miliary shadows on chest radiography, which was ultimately diagnosed as secondary pulmonary hemosiderosis.
Authors:
Gyanendra Agrawal; Ritesh Agarwal; Manoj Kumar Rohit; Venkat Mahesh; Rakesh Kumar Vasishta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  -    
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