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The pulmonologist's point of view on lung infiltrates in haematological malignancies.
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PMID:  23295045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In haematological malignancies, the development of lung disease is a common source of significant morbidity and mortality for this population of patients. There is a wide range of infectious and non-infectious aetiologies that can be responsible for such complications. It is a major challenge to make an early diagnosis of aetiology in order to choose the most suitable treatment. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest has undeniably become a crucial tool in diagnosing these cases of lung disease. Although it is not possible to make a definitive diagnosis of aetiology based solely on analysing CT scan findings in these complex patients, there are some abnormalities that are highly suspicious for particular diagnoses. CT, therefore, allows the clinician to put forward and prioritise possible diagnoses that may then be considered in view of clinical information and laboratory study results. There must be multidisciplinary involvement in the management of lung disease patients and there must be an ongoing dialogue between the radiologist and the clinician.
Authors:
A Bergeron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional imaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2211-5684     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn Interv Imaging     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101568499     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Imaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Éditions françaises de radiologie. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne Cité, Department of Respiratory Medicine, AP-HP, Hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75475 Paris cedex 10 Paris, France. Electronic address: anne.bergeron-lafaurie@sls.aphp.fr.
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