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Severe pulmonary hypertension reversed by antibiotics in a patient with Whipple's disease.
  1. H Riemer,
  2. R Hainz,
  3. C Stain,
  4. G Dekan,
  5. M Feldner-Busztin,
  6. P Schenk,
  7. C Müller,
  8. K Sertl,
  9. O C Burghuber
  1. Department of Pulmonology, University of Vienna, Austria.

    Abstract

    The case is described of a 58 year old man with systemic Whipple's disease with pericardial and pleural effusions and severe pulmonary hypertension. After three months of antibiotic treatment there was a complete resolution, not only of the symptoms known to be associated with Whipple's disease (diarrhoea, arthralgia, pericardial and pleural effusions), but also of pulmonary hypertension.

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