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Small-cell lung cancer presenting as fatal pulmonary hemorrhage

Small-cell lung cancer presenting as fatal pulmonary hemorrhage AbstractSmall-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a lung cancer histological subtype unusual in its favorable response to cytotoxic chemotherapy. Life-threatening manifestations at presentation are rarely reported and should be an important clinical concern. We report a case of a 63-year-old man presenting with rapid-onset refractory severe thrombocytopenia, development of massive hemoptysis, and death from respiratory failure. This case provides clinicians a reference for this unusual presentation and carries clinical implications for managing SCLC patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Open Medicine de Gruyter

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
© 2018 Jun Hyeok Lim et al., published by De Gruyter
ISSN
2391-5463
eISSN
2391-5463
DOI
10.1515/med-2018-0009
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Abstract

AbstractSmall-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a lung cancer histological subtype unusual in its favorable response to cytotoxic chemotherapy. Life-threatening manifestations at presentation are rarely reported and should be an important clinical concern. We report a case of a 63-year-old man presenting with rapid-onset refractory severe thrombocytopenia, development of massive hemoptysis, and death from respiratory failure. This case provides clinicians a reference for this unusual presentation and carries clinical implications for managing SCLC patients.

Journal

Open Medicinede Gruyter

Published: Mar 21, 2018

Keywords: Small cell lung carcinoma; Thrombocytopenia; Lung; Hemorrhage

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