A patient with insidious onset of exertional dyspnoea

Elier, P.; Lechleitner, M.; Gschwendh'ier, A.; Kreczy, A.; Muller, I.; Kaneider, N.; Patsch, J. R.
May 2005
Thorax;May2005, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p427
Academic Journal
The case history is presented of a 42 year old woman with pulmonary artery occlusion also to tuberculous vasculitis that masqueraded as chronic pulmonary artery embolism and led to severe life threatening hamesoptysis necessitating emergency pneumonectomy. It is concluded that obliterative tuberculous endarteritis of the pulmonary arteries should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any ocqulred obstruction of pulmonary arteries.


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