Table 2—

Summary of patients with diffuse alveolar damage and≥20% haemosiderin-laden macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Patient No.Age yrsSexDiagnosisBAL siteHLMs %BAL–biopsy interval daysSLB siteHaemorrhage score#
274MAcute exacerbation of IPFRML746LUL/LLL3
357MIdiopathic pneumonia syndrome (Hodgkin’s disease)LLL833RLL2
475MHerpes simplex virus type1 pneumoniaRUL244RUL/RLL2
575MAcute exacerbation of IPFRML2412RUL/RLL2
668MCentral venous catheter-related sepsis (multiple myeloma)RML903RUL/RLL2
768FCytarabine-induced (acute myelogenous leukaemia)RUL252RML/RLL1
  • BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage; HLM: haemosiderin-laden macrophage; SLB: surgical lung biopsy; IPF: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; LLL: left lower lobe; LUL: left upper lobe; RLL: right lower lobe; RML: right middle lobe; RUL: right upper lobe; M: male; F: female. #: explained in Lung biopsy section.