Document Detail


Respiratory bronchiolitis: an unusual cause of pulmonary infiltrates in a pregnant woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11014379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Numerous mechanical, biochemical, and immunologic changes occur during pregnancy. Because of these changes, pregnant women are more susceptible to infection, thromboembolic disease, exacerbation of underlying immunologic disease, and heart failure than women who are not pregnant. The differential diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in a pregnant woman is broad; thus, the work-up can be very challenging. If the patient fails to respond to conservative measures, such as antibiotics, the cause of the infiltrate must be aggressively evaluated because the treatment may be essential for the survival of the mother and fetus. We report a case of a pregnant woman who presented with diffuse bilateral infiltrates. After video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy, this patient was found to have respiratory bronchiolitis, a disease not previously reported during pregnancy. Treatment with glucocorticoids resulted in a prompt improvement in symptoms.
Authors:
S Ie; B Alper; H M Szerlip
Related Documents :
11224029 - Gynecologic and obstetric issues in the adolescent with heart disease.
10655259 - Treatment of wilson's disease with zinc. xvii: treatment during pregnancy.
2642099 - Successful pregnancy in advanced renal failure without dialysis.
2589039 - Maternal heart disease. a survey of a decade in a danish university hospital.
15987629 - Pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.
1462249 - Congenital heart disease in the offspring and maternal habits and home exposures during...
139749 - On the lympho-epithelial relationships in the human oviduct.
16674009 - Fertility and a woman's age.
3768289 - Vaginal and abdominal delivery increases maternal urinary 6-keto-prostaglandin f1 alpha...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  320     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-17     Completed Date:  2000-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bronchiolitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology*,  pathology*
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Chemotaxis, Leukocyte / immunology*
Female
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Humans
Macrophages, Alveolar / immunology*,  pathology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology*,  pathology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  A subtherapeutic international normalized ratio despite increasing doses of warfarin: could this be ...
Next Document:  Nitric oxide decreases insulin resistance induced by high-fructose feeding.