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DILU SORZANO, Zoila María et al. Lung hemosiderosis in an infant. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.726-731. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of an 11 months female infant with lung hemosiderosis is presented. She was admitted to the Southern Hospital from Santiago de Cuba due to recurrent breathing manifestations since 5 months of age, which coincided with the discontinuation of breastfeeding and the beginning of feeding with cow milk, besides hypochromic microcytic anemia, characteristic radiographic infiltrate, as well as siderophages in the gastric content, symptoms which were in correspondence with Heiner syndrome. The early diagnosis and the opportune treatment guaranteed the favorable clinical course of the patient.

Keywords : infant; lung hemosiderosis; Heiner syndrome; secondary health care.

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