A 13-year-old with fatigue, chest pain, and dyspnea

Rachel E. Tuuri*, Russ Horowitz, Elizabeth Powell

*Corresponding author for this work

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This is the case of a 13-year-old adolescent girl who presented to the emergency department and was diagnosed with severe pulmonary hypertension. In the intensive care unit, she underwent a comprehensive evaluation for the underlying etiology of her pulmonary hypertension and was determined to have pulmonary venoocclusive disease, a rare disorder of pulmonary venous fibrosis and thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Chest pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary venoocclusive disease
  • Right heart failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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