A Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a Human T-lymphotropic Virus Type I Carrier with Acute Cerebellar Ataxia and Interstitial Pneumonitis : An Autopsy Case Report

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Abstract

A 76-year-old HTLV-I-positive male with acute cerebellar ataxia was suffering from dyspnea on exertion. Chest CT suggested interstitial pneumonitis. Methylprednisolone pulse therapy improved his symptoms and chest CT findings. Twelve months after discharge, when the prednisolone dose was tapered to 5 mg every other day, his lung lesion recurred. The lesion responded initially to steroid therapy. However, hypoxemia intractable to steroid pulse therapy developed and the patient died of respiratory failure. The autopsy revealed diffuse alveolar hemorrhage with no finding of vasculitis. This is the first case report of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in an HTLV-I carrier.<br>(Internal Medicine 39:166-169, 2000)

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 39(2), 166-169, 2000-02-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10013261659
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    NOT
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    5296632
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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