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Rapid resolution of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23749831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 38-year-old woman with a long-term history of smoking presented to the lung cancer clinic with weight loss and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. A diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis was made by specimen samples taken from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.  She was advised to stop smoking, which she adhered to. She was followed up in the respiratory clinic with pulmonary function tests every 6 months, which were all normal. Follow-up chest x-ray showed complete resolution of the multifocal interstitial infiltrates, and with smoking cessation, the patient has sustained an excellent quality of life.
Sy Giin Chong; Mario Samaha; Georges Samaha; Brian Casserly
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-06-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Midwestern Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
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