SESSION TITLE: Systemic Disease
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is characterized by widespread bleeding into the alveoli due to microvascular injury1. Most patients present with bilateral involvement, unilateral involvement is usually rare. There are several disease processes associated with DAH one of which is severe mitral regurgitation 2, 3. DAH and pulmonary edema secondary to MR have a Right upper lobe predilection. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is diagnosed by sequential bronchoalveolar lavage revealing increasing hemorrhagic lavage returns2.