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Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 

Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
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Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Author(s):

Edward C. Rosenow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199756926.003.0027
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date: 22 April 2021

29-year-old woman

Progressive dyspnea on exertion

CXR findings were interpreted as normal

Pulmonary function was normal; diffusing capacity of lung for carbon monoxide was low-normal

Diagnosis was “neurotic”

In many patients with connective tissue disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (which this patient had), the presenting symptoms and findings are those of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. When the connective tissue disease becomes apparent, the pulmonary findings are then considered secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension...

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