Since Hamman and Rich,1 in 1944, first described the syndrome now bearing their names, a number of similar cases have been reported. The present report of an additional case seems warranted because of a known duration of seven years with clinical and radiological observations and because of an associated hyperglobulinemia and pathological cardiac, renal, and splenic lesions.
Report of Case
—A 42-year-old white housewife of French extraction was first seen in March, 1947, because of fatigue and amenorrhea of two months' duration. She gave a history of several common childhood diseases. There had been no operations or injuries. The family history was noncontributory. There was no history of exposure to industrial dusts or chemicals.In 1927, the patient was hospitalized in a sanatorium. A diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, Stage I, was made. The record did not disclose whether or not a positive sputum had been found or whether
MOORE FH, HAMLIN JW, LINDSAY S. Progressive Diffuse Interstitial Fibrosis of the Lungs (Hamman-Rich Syndrome): Report of a Case of Seven Years' Duration. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(4):651–657. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.1957.00260100135017
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