Acute pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis among infants--Cleveland, January 1993-November 1994

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1994 Dec 9;43(48):881-3.


Hemosiderosis is an uncommon childhood disease characterized by spontaneous pulmonary hemorrhage often associated with iron deficiency anemia. During January 1993-November 1994, eight cases of acute pulmonary hemorrhage/hemosiderosis were diagnosed among infants at a children's referral hospital in Cleveland. In comparison, during 1983-1993, a total of three cases of pulmonary hemosiderosis were diagnosed among infants and children at this hospital. This report summarizes the preliminary results of the ongoing epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory investigations by pediatric pulmonologists in Cleveland, the Ohio Department of Health, the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and CDC.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / epidemiology*
  • Hemorrhage / physiopathology
  • Hemosiderosis / epidemiology*
  • Hemosiderosis / physiopathology
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lung Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Lung Diseases / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Ohio / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors