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Drug- or toxin-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension

Disease definition

Drug- or toxin-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, see this term) secondary to the exposition to drugs. Drug- or toxin-induced PAH is characterized by elevated pulmonary arterial resistance leading to right heart failure. Drug or toxin induced PAH is progressive and potentially fatal.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Drug- or toxin-induced PAH
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: I27.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0340544
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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