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A 3 year old child with known pulmonary haemosiderosis suffered acute circulatory collapse secondary to raised pulmonary vascular resistance. Nitric oxide inhalation produced a profound improvement in circulatory parameters and gaseous exchange. Nitric oxide may have a therapeutic role in acute pulmonary hypertensive crisis.


Journal article


Arch Dis Child

Publication Date





449 - 450


Administration, Inhalation, Child, Preschool, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary, Male, Nitric Oxide