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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 13-15
Clinico-Pathologic Conferences

Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Cryoglobulinemia

G Kirkpatrick, T Winstone, P Wilcox, and S Van Eeden

Department of Medicine, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Pulmonary manifestations of cryoglobulinemia are uncommon and their clinical behaviour is unpredictable, ranging from mild dyspnea to life-threatening presentations. A patient with cryoglobulinemia who presented with hypoxic respiratory failure attributed to pulmonary hemorrhage is reported.