Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis and other pulmonary histiocytic diseases: a review

Timothy Craig Allen

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Context. - Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the most common and best known pulmonary histocytic 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 histocytosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and also reviews the uncommon pulmonary histiocytic lesions, which are distinct from pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1171-1181
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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