Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease in a patient with a history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. Oct-Dec 2005;47(4):289-92.


Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD), a rapidly progressive and fatal disorder, is a rare cause of pulmonary hypertension. We report the occurrence of PVOD in a female patient with Hasimoto's thyroiditis. This report emphasises that PVOD can co-exist with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and a high index of clinical suspicion is required to confirm the diagnosis of PVOD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / complications*
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease / diagnosis
  • Thyroiditis, Autoimmune / complications*