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Hemosiderosis, Pulmonary MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Hemosiderosis, Pulmonary
Tree Number(s)
C08.381.367
C18.452.565.500.500.500
Unique ID
D000097545
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000097545
Scope Note
Iron deposition within the lung. Primary pulmonary hemosiderosis is characterized by HEMOPTYSIS; IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA, and diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage as seen as transient pulmonary infiltrates on RADIOGRAPHY. Even though large amounts of iron are laid down in the lung, with normal or increased total body iron, anemia occurs because of inability of the erythron to use iron sequestered in pulmonary MACROPHAGES.
Entry Term(s)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
Primary Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
Secondary Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
Public MeSH Note
2024; see Hemosiderosis 2010-2023, Lung Diseases 2010-2023
History Note
2024(2010)
Date Established
2024/01/01
Date of Entry
2023/07/26
Revision Date
2023/05/31
Hemosiderosis, Pulmonary Preferred
Primary Pulmonary Hemosiderosis Narrower
Secondary Pulmonary Hemosiderosis Narrower
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