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Swyer- James -MacLeod syndrome presenting as hemoptysis in an adult

Author(s): Santosh Kumar | S Saheer | Nautiyal RG | Ghulam Hassan | Rashmi Upadhyay

Journal: Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health
ISSN 2277-9604

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Swyer-James/MacLeod syndrome | unilateral hyperlucent lung | hyperinflation | bronchiolitis obliterans | pulmonary artery abnormalities

Swyer-James/MacLeod syndrome is an uncommon disease with characteristic radiological feature of unilateral hyperlucency due to loss of pulmonary vasculature and air trapping. Typically, this disorder is diagnosed in childhood during evaluations for recurrent respiratory infections. Here, we report a case in a 30-year-old adult female who presented with dyspnoea, cough with expectoration and recurrent hemoptysis due to associated bronchiectasis. This case highlights the importance of computed tomography in the diagnostic workup of recurrent hemoptysis in pulmonary tuberculosis epidemic countries like India.
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