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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-79

A rare case of adult pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis


1 Department of Pulmonology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Keerthi A Prakash
Department of Pulmonology, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_29_22

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The most common organ affected in smokers is lungs. The usual presentations are obstructive airway disease, interstitial lung disease, and malignancy. Rarely, some individuals with specific genomic characteristics may develop pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, which commonly presents as bilateral upper lobe predominant cystic lung disease. The main array of treatment is cessation of smoking.


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