Medical Q&As

Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis?

I would like any information on an illness known as Idiopathic Pulmonary Haemosiderosis

Whenever you see the term idiopathic in a medical title it means that the cause is unknown. Pulmonary haemosiderosis is very rare and is more commonly seen in children than adults. Unfortunately the prognosis for this condition is poor and death usually occurs within a few years of diagnosis. There is no cure for the condition. Lung transplantation could be an option for some sufferers.