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An uncommon cause of pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  11447471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 32-year-old woman presented with severe pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale in congestive cardiac failure. The diagnosis was established by means of positive anti-schistosomal immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies and ultrasonographic evidence of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis with portal hypertension. Extensive investigations revealed no other cause for the pulmonary hypertension, providing proof for the diagnosis of pulmonary schistosomiasis. The literature reviewed indicates very few cases of this rare complication. The pathology in general is reviewed in this report as well as some 'pathogenic' mechanisms of this case.
Authors:
M. T. Mpe
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of South Africa : official journal for Southern Africa Cardiac Society [and] South African Society of Cardiac Practitioners     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1015-9657     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc J S Afr     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-Jul-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100964061     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J S Afr     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  98-101     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine and Cardiology, Medical University of Southern Africa, PO Medunsa, 0204, South Africa.
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