Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease associated with severe reduction of single-breath carbon monoxide diffusing capacity

C. G. Elliott, T. V. Colby, T. Hill, R. O. Crapo

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Abstract

A 49-year-old woman presented with pulmonary hypertension, profound arterial hypoxemia, and a single-breath carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (D(L(CO))) which was 17% of predicted. History, physical examination, and chest roentgenograms did not suggest the presence of parenchymal pulmonary disease. Spirometry and lung volume measurements were within normal limits. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease was diagnosed by lung biopsy. This case illustrates the severe reduction of D(L(CO)) which can be associated with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalRespiration
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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