Síndrome torácico agudo en pacientes con anemia de células falciformes

Síndrome torácico agudo en pacientes con anemia de células falciformes.
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Síndrome torácico agudo en pacientes con anemia de células falciformes.

We report an unusual lethal complication of sickle cell anemia. The patient was admitted with a diagnosis of acute chest syndrome and died shortly thereafter of respiratory failure. Autopsy revealed numerous deposits of bone marrow hematopoietic tissue occluding the microvascular circulation of the...

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Journal Title: Revista Medica Herediana
Main Author: Paula ECKARDT
Other Authors: Luis RAEZ;
Donald J. TEMPLE
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Language: Spanish
Get full text: http://www.upch.edu.pe/vrinve/dugic/revistas/index.php/RMH/article/view/558
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Revista Medica Herediana; Vol 8, No 3 (Year 1997).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v8i3.558
Publisher: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Subjects: Applied Sciences --> Medicine, General & Internal
Abstract: We report an unusual lethal complication of sickle cell anemia. The patient was admitted with a diagnosis of acute chest syndrome and died shortly thereafter of respiratory failure. Autopsy revealed numerous deposits of bone marrow hematopoietic tissue occluding the microvascular circulation of the lung. Numerous causes of acute chest syndrome in sickle cell anemia have been identified, including pulmonary embolism from infartion of bone marrow. However, the release of bone marrow hematopoietic tissue leading to pulmonary vascular occlusion is not generally recognized pre-mortem by treating physicians.