Orphanet: Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis

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Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis

Disease definition

Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is a respiratory disease due to repeated episodes of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage without any underlying apparent cause, most often in children. Anemia, cough, and pulmonary infiltrates on chest radiographs are found in majority of the patients.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: E83.1+  J99.8*
  • OMIM: 178550  235500
  • UMLS: C0020807
  • MeSH: C536281
  • GARD: 6763
  • MedDRA: -

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