Asymptomatic endoalveolar hemorrhage in a young male

  • Alain Kafyeke | alain.kafyeke@gmail.com Istituto di Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy.
  • Giovanni Pomponio Isttituto di Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy.
  • Andrea Balloni Istituto di Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy.
  • Simona Gambini Anatomia Patologica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy.
  • Francesca Barbisan Istituto di Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy.
  • Armando Gabrielli Istituto di Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Italy.

Abstract

We describe the case of a young male affected by granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with non-specific complaints and complicated by the occurrence of a diffuse endoalveolar hemorrhage characterized by atypical clinical and radiological features. The importance of a rapid and aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach has to be strongly underlined. Available data regarding prevalence, clinical and radiological characteristics and treatment of this uncommon manifestation have also been hereby reviewed.

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Published
2016-06-23
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Wegener’s granulomatosis, hemorrhage, bronchoalveolar lavage.
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Kafyeke, A., Pomponio, G., Balloni, A., Gambini, S., Barbisan, F., & Gabrielli, A. (2016). Asymptomatic endoalveolar hemorrhage in a young male. Italian Journal of Medicine, 10(2), 137-139. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2016.594