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Primary pulmonary hypertension and functional hyposplenism.
  1. G. Fahy,
  2. K. Robinson,
  3. B. Deb,
  4. I. Graham
  1. Department of Cardiology, Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.


    Primary pulmonary hypertension is a rare disease of unknown case. Functional hyposplenism is characterized by the appearance of abnormal circulating erythrocytes despite the presence of a spleen and is associated with a variety of disease states. A case of primary pulmonary hypertension associated with functional hyposplenism is described in this report.

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