Infantile pulmonary hypertension associated with foreign body vasculitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An infant dying with pulmonary hypertension had a pulmonary vessel foreign body vasculitis as identified by light microscopy and characterized ultrastructurally by scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray analysis. The inclusions were of two distinct types: those containing silicon and titanium, and others consisting of talc. The possible sources of these inclusions and the importance of considering foreign body vasculitis in the pathogenesis of clinically idiopathic pulmonary hypertension are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bowen, JH; Woodard, BH; Barton, TK; Ingram, P; Shelburne, JD

Published Date

  • April 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 609 - 614

PubMed ID

  • 7223722

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9173

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ajcp/75.4.609


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England