Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Other Pulmonary Histiocytic Diseases A Review

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					      Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Other
               Pulmonary Histiocytic Diseases
                                                                A Review
                                                        Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD

● Context.—Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the                   Data Sources.—Literature review and primary material
most common and best known pulmonary histocytic le-                      from the author’s institution.
sion; however, the realm of pulmonary histiocytic lesions                   Conclusions.—This review discusses the most common
also includes an assortment of uncommon d
				
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Description: CONTEXT: Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the most common and best known pulmonary histiocytic lesion; however, the realm of pulmonary histiocytic lesions also includes an assortment of uncommon diseases that may exhibit pulmonary involvement. OBJECTIVE: To review pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis and other pulmonary histiocytoses to better ensure correct diagnosis and optimal assessment of prognosis and treatment. DATA SOURCES: Literature review and primary material from the author's institution. CONCLUSIONS: This review discusses the most common pulmonary histiocytosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and also reviews the uncommon pulmonary histiocytic lesions, which are distinct from pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
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