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idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis

 

Definition: a rare, generally fatal disease of unknown cause, typically affecting small children; characterized by infiltration of pulmonary alveoli with hemosiderin-containing macrophages progressing to diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. Clinical features include recurrent pulmonary hemorrhages, anemia, dyspnea, and cardiorespiratory failure.

Synonym(s): Ceelen-Gellerstedt syndrome

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