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