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Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis associated with CREST syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20453487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This is a report of fatality immediately after administration of epoprostenol. The patient was previously diagnosed with CREST syndrome and associated interstitial lung disease. She developed worsening pulmonary hypertension and was clinically diagnosed with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease. The patient developed flash pulmonary edema and arrested after administration of low-dose epoprostenol in the intensive care unit. An autopsy revealed the patient suffered from pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis. We review our case and what is known about this rare disease.
Franklin McGuire; Tina Kennelly; Thomas Tillack; Mark Robbins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1423-0356     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 8 Medical Park, Columbia, SC 29203, USA.
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