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The untold story of Dabigatran etexilate: alveolar hemorrhage in an elderly patient with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis.
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PMID:  22843168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report an 85-year-old male, with history of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), who was presented with progressive dyspnea, hypoxia, and anemia of 2 months duration. Six months before presentation, the patient was placed on Dabigatran etexilate (Dabigatran) (110 mg BID) for atrial fibrillation. His prior anemia workup included a negative upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Bronchoscopy revealed copious amounts of bloody secretions. The bronchial tree was washed and Dabigatran was discontinued. The patient's medical condition improved and was subsequently discharged home. Our case illustrates the failure of current literature to predict the isolated bronchoalveolar bleed secondary to Dabigatran therapy.
Authors:
Ahmad Husari; Atallah Beydoun; Amein Sheik Ammar; Joseph E Maakaron; Ali Taher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-742X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502018     Medline TA:  J Thromb Thrombolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, 110 72020, Lebanon, ah51@aub.edu.lb.
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