A case of Diffuse Alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) occurring in Churg Strauss Syndrome is reported. When a diagnosis of DAH is being considered, this case shows the potential diagnostic aid of measuring exhaled NO. The sequential measurements of exhaled NO showed a progressive increase, starting from a very low value, which correlated well with the clinical and radiographic improvement of the patient. It is interesting that, in acute pneumonia (which should be considered in the differential diagnosis), exhaled NO levels have been reported to be high, at least in the one published case series.

Exhaled NO in diffuse alveolar haemorrhage

HEFFLER E;
2005

Abstract

A case of Diffuse Alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) occurring in Churg Strauss Syndrome is reported. When a diagnosis of DAH is being considered, this case shows the potential diagnostic aid of measuring exhaled NO. The sequential measurements of exhaled NO showed a progressive increase, starting from a very low value, which correlated well with the clinical and radiographic improvement of the patient. It is interesting that, in acute pneumonia (which should be considered in the differential diagnosis), exhaled NO levels have been reported to be high, at least in the one published case series.
alveolar haemorrhage; nitric oxide
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