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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 205-208

Pulmonary Langerhans cells histiocytosis with concomitant pleural effusion: A rare presentation in an adult


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Sijua, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Kumar Panigrahi
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Sijua, Bhubaneswar - 751 019, Odisha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.192843

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Pulmonary Langerhans cells histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology. It usually presents as an isolated lung disease in adults; however, involvement of other organ systems can occur occasionally. In the presence of characteristic findings, high-resolution computed tomography scan may be sufficient for a confident diagnosis of PLCH in an adult smoker. Pneumothorax is the most commonly reported pleural complication of PLCH, and pleural effusion is extremely rare. Herein, we present a case of advanced PLCH in an adult smoker presenting with concomitant exudative pleural effusion.


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