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Pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage following thrombolytic therapy

Authors Narayanan S, Thulaseedharan NK, Subramaniam G, Panarkandy G, Arathi N

Received 30 November 2016

Accepted for publication 10 March 2017

Published 4 April 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 123—125


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Santhosh Narayanan,1 NK Thulaseedharan,1 Gomathy Subramaniam,2 Geetha Panarkandy,1 Narayanan Arathi1

1Department of Medicine, 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Abstract: We report a case of a 58-year-old male without any comorbidities who was thrombolysed with streptokinase for acute anterior wall myocardial infarction and developed massive hemoptysis with dyspnea and imaging features showing bilateral alveolar infiltrates. He was diagnosed with pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage and treated conservatively. His condition improved, and follow-up imaging showed resolution. Alveolar hemorrhage is a rare and life-threatening complication of thrombolytic therapy.

Keywords: hemoptysis, alveolar hemorrhage

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