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Pulmonary hemorrhage induced by epileptic seizure.
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PMID:  22019352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a 35-year-old man who presented with pulmonary hemorrhage induced by an epileptic seizure. He had experienced recurrent episodes of massive hemoptysis after epileptic seizures since the age of 28 years. He was admitted to Kyoto University Hospital with massive hemoptysis and hypoxia after an epileptic seizure of a few minutes' duration. Radiographic signs of infiltrations and hemorrhagic bronchoalveolar lavage fluid were observed. He was intubated and successfully treated with anti-epilepsy drugs and corticosteroids. Epileptic seizures may have induced increased pulmonary vascular permeability and structural damage to the blood-gas barrier, which may have caused pulmonary hemorrhage. Pulmonary hemorrhage could be in the list of differential diagnoses of hemoptysis in patients with epilepsy.
Authors:
Masanori Azuma; Isao Ito; Riki Matsumoto; Toyohiro Hirai; Michiaki Mishima
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.
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