COVID-19 PNEUMONIA, WELDER’S LUNG AND SYSTEMIC IRON OVERLOAD

September 1, 2021

Detection of Hemosiderin-Laden Macrophages in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid of COVID-19 Patients

Is COVID-19 pneumonia Iron Induced Pulmonary Disease?

This was also observed in a acute adult T-cell leukemia/ lymphoma patient. The appearance of iron overload was never determined, but the course is remarkably similar to COVID. The patient died of respiratory failure. Aortic stenosis and doxorubicin-induced myopathy during the treatment of ATLL were considered to be the causes of heart failure, although cardiac hemosiderosis was diagnosed by heart muscle biopsy.

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Detection of Hemosiderin-Laden Macrophages in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid of COVID-19 Patients: Is Perls Stain a Potential Indicator of Oxidative Alveolar Damage

https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6158058/