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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

Cor pulmonale in a case of infantile Gaucher's disease


Department of Paediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Soumya Patra
Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi - 110 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.81948

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Infantile Gaucher's disease presenting as cor pulmonale is rarely reported in pediatric literature. We report a 3.3 year old boy with infantile Gaucher's disease who presented to us as interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension along with features of cor pulmonale. The high resolution CT findings were typical of interstitial and airspace disease. Cor pulmonale in this patient was a result of severe pulmonary hypertension.


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