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  • noun medicine Shortness of breath that occurs when the patient is upright. The word is derived from the Greek platus (= flat) and pnoia (=breath).

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Examples

  • Severe platypnea and orthodeoxia were major features of her illness with no history of respiratory, liver or cardiac disease.

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  • Although one case involving Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and platypnea has been previously reported, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that two opportunistic pathogens have been accompanied by platypnea and orthodeoxia.

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  • It is usually related to interatrial communications, although several other disorders associated with platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome have been reported.

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  • Although one case involving Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and platypnea has been previously reported, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that two opportunistic pathogens have been accompanied by platypnea and orthodeoxia.

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  • Severe platypnea and orthodeoxia were major features of her illness with no history of respiratory, liver or cardiac disease.

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  • It is usually related to interatrial communications, although several other disorders associated with platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome have been reported.

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