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Granulomatous angiitis leading to a pulmonary veno-occlusive disease-like picture


Dwyer, N and Smith, R and Challis, DR and Reid, DW and Kilpatrick, D, Granulomatous angiitis leading to a pulmonary veno-occlusive disease-like picture, The European Respiratory Journal, 33, (3) pp. 1-4. ISSN 0903-1936 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1183/09031936.00001208


Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare cause of pulmonary hypertension characterised by extensive fibrotic occlusion of pulmonary veins. PVOD has a similar insidious presentation to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension but responds poorly to conventional therapies and has a worse prognosis. The current study reports the case of a Caucasian female with a long history of progressive dyspnoea ultimately diagnosed as focal granulomatous venulitis leading to a pulmonary veno-occlusive disease-like pathology. The present study highlights the challenges in diagnosing and treating this condition. Copyright©ERS Journals Ltd 2009.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dwyer, N (Dr Nathan Dwyer)
UTAS Author:Challis, DR (Dr David Challis)
UTAS Author:Reid, DW (Dr David Reid)
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, D (Professor David Kilpatrick)
ID Code:63303
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2010-04-28
Last Modified:2010-04-28

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