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Little is known about longitudinal lung function variation in patients with pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH). The contribution of serial lung computed tomography (CT) to managing these patients has not been evaluated. This long-term retrospective study included 49 patients who were serially evaluated by lung CT and pulmonary function tests.(More)
UNLABELLED Intracardiac thrombus is a rare manifestation of Behcet's disease. OBSERVATION we report the case of a 60 year old male patient with Behçet's disease who presented with dyspnea and haemoptysis. CT angiography and echocardiography was performed allowing the identification of right heart thrombus associated with pulmonary artery aneurysm. The(More)
Cystic lymphangioma of the mediastinum is an uncommon vascular tumor frequently discovered incidentally on chest x-ray exams. Radiology (CT and MRI) may suggest the diagnosis and allow an assessment of the operatives difficulties, but histology of the surgical specimen is required for precise diagnosis. Complete resection is the only treatment; in some(More)
INTRODUCTION Rifampicin is an antituberculous drug causing minor cutaneous reactions. Rifampicin-induced bullous skin reactions are rare. CASE REPORT We describe a 48-year-old man who was given rifampicin, streptomycin, isoniazid and pyrazinamide for pulmonary tuberculosis. Seventy-two hours later, he developed generalized pruritus, and an urticarial(More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular lesion of sarcoidosis is rare, it may precede, follow or occur with the symptoms of a Takayasu's disease. Many pathogenic mechanisms (infectious, genetic and immunological) participate in associating those two diseases. OBSERVATION We describe the case of a 24-year-old female patient, hospitalized for a check up for mediastinal and(More)
We report an exceptional case of hemoptysis observed in a 71-year-old woman with an uneventful past history. After 48 hours of admission, the patient spontaneously expelled a leech from the nose. The parasite was examined in parasitology laboratory, which confirmed the hemiptera. The infestation of the airway by a leech is not uncommon; however, this(More)
INTRODUCTION Actinomycosis is a suppurative infection caused by bacteria of the Actinomyces genus. It is a rare cause of pulmonary infection and can be difficult to diagnose because its presentation may mimic tuberculosis or cancer. In the absence of treatment of pulmonary lesions fistulae can develop. We report a case of thoracic actinomycosis with chest(More)