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  1. Liam CK
    Med J Malaysia, 1993 Sep;48(3):347-50.
    PMID: 8183151
    A 47 year old man with a long history of chronic loud snoring and daytime sleepiness presented with hypercapnic respiratory failure and right ventricular failure. The diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) leading to the 'obesity-hypoventilation syndrome', was supported by the findings of an overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring during sleep. His symptoms and arterial blood gases improved following treatment with nocturnal nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
    Matched MeSH terms: Pulmonary Heart Disease/etiology*
  2. Quah BS, Anuar AK, Rowani MR, Pennie RA
    Ann Trop Paediatr, 1997 Mar;17(1):77-81.
    PMID: 9176582
    Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is considered to be a variant of human filarial infection. The pulmonary manifestations of TPE have been well described. Extra-pulmonary features of the disease, although not commonly seen, have been reported previously. A 9-year-old Malay girl with a history of recurrent cough and wheezing was admitted because of cardiac failure. Physical examination revealed a very sick girl with tachypnoea, central cyanosis, finger clubbing, elevated jugular venous pulse, generalized crackles and rhonchi in the chest, a loud second heart sound and hepatosplenomegaly. A chest radiograph showed cardiomegaly and right pleural effusion. Laboratory investigations revealed hypochromic, microcytic anaemia with persistent blood eosinophilia (absolute eosinophil counts varied from 1.9 to 5.5 x 10(9)/1). The ELISA test for antifilarial IgG antibodies was strongly positive. She responded promptly to treatment with diethylcarbamazine. In summary, this is a patient with TPE who presented with cor pulmonale, probably due to late-stage interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. In order to prevent the long term morbidity of cardiorespiratory disability, the early signs of TPE should be recognized and the infection treated.
    Matched MeSH terms: Pulmonary Heart Disease/etiology*
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