All publications of “Miguel Félix”

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Severe iron-deficiency anemia as initial manifestation of pulmonary hemosiderosis in a child

Natália Noronha ORCID logo , Pedro Ramalho ORCID logo , Rogério Barreira ORCID logo , Juliana Roda ORCID logo , Teresa Reis Silva ORCID logo , Miguel Félix ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018RC4505

ABSTRACT Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is a potentially fatal disease that results from episodes of alveolar hemorrhage of unknown origin. The clinical spectrum is varied, and anemia may constitute the only manifestation of illness, preceding other signs and symptoms by several months. We present the case of a 4 year-old child presenting with fever, vomiting and prostration, associated with pallor. He had microcytic and hypochromic anemia refractory to iron therapy. Gastrointestinal bleeding was ruled out after negative extensive etiological investigation. Subsequently, […]