Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis



Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis











Histologic appearance of the lung in idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis shows massive fresh intraalveolar hemorrhage.






Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis shows abundance of intraluminal hemosiderin-laden macrophages in alveolar lumens.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH)


Synonyms



  • Idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage


Definitions



  • Intrapulmonary hemorrhage of unknown etiology that is unassociated with other systemic manifestations


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Etiology



  • Unknown


  • No immunologic mechanism has been identified


  • Familial clustering has been reported, supporting genetic susceptibility


CLINICAL ISSUES


Epidemiology

Jul 9, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
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