Advanced sickle cell associated interstitial lung disease presenting with cor pulmonale in a Nigerian

  • Ademola Emmanuel Fawibe
  • Philip Manman Kolo
  • Philip Manman Kolo
  • James Ayodele Ogunmodede
  • James Ayodele Ogunmodede
  • Olufemi Olumuyiwa Desalu
  • Olufemi Olumuyiwa Desalu
  • Kazeem Alakija Salami
  • Kazeem Alakija Salami

Abstract

Previous studies have reported abnormal pulmonary function and pulmonary hypertension among Nigerians with sickle cell disease, but there is no report of interstitial lung disease among them. We report a Nigerian sickle cell patient who presented with computed tomography proven interstitial lung disease complicated by pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale.

Keywords: Chronic lung disease, cor pulmonale, Nigerians, pulmonary hypertension, sickle cell disease

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 53 | Issue 2 | April-June | 2012

Author Biographies

Ademola Emmanuel Fawibe
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Philip Manman Kolo
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Philip Manman Kolo
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
James Ayodele Ogunmodede
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
James Ayodele Ogunmodede
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Olufemi Olumuyiwa Desalu
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Olufemi Olumuyiwa Desalu
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Kazeem Alakija Salami
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Kazeem Alakija Salami
Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Published
2014-06-29
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