CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(02): 480-483
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1734334
Case Report

Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis: An Unexplored Cause of Treatment Refractory Pediatric Iron Deficiency Anemia

1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Joyutpal Biswas
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Mahesh Kumar Mittal
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Reeta Kanaujiya
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
Geetika Khanna
2  Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is an unusual cause of pediatric iron deficiency anemia (IDA) characterized by alveolar hemorrhage leading to hemosiderin deposition and fibrosis in the lungs. Though the typical triad of presentation is hemoptysis, IDA, and lung opacities on thoracic radiographs, often the sole manifestation of IPH may be severe IDA in children.



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28. Juli 2021 (online)

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