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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


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
AJOL African Journals Online