SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Slide
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 09:45 AM - 11:15 AM
INTRODUCTION: Classic diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is usually suspected in a patient with known autoimmune disease who presents with severe hypoxemia and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, with or without frank hemoptysis. It is rarely considered in a previously healthy patient who suddenly presents with hemoptysis and a focal infiltrate. We present an unusual case of a patient who sought medical attention after six days of coughing up blood and was found to have DAH secondary to microscopic polyangiitis, despite having only a unilateral infiltrate on chest imaging.