Exacerbation of pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis by exogenous estrogens.

@article{Shen1987ExacerbationOP,
  title={Exacerbation of pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis by exogenous estrogens.},
  author={Angela Shen and Michael D. Iseman and James A. Waldron and Talmadge E. King},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1987},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={782-5}
}
A 48-year-old woman with profound, rapidly progressive dyspnea requested a second opinion regarding the diagnosis and management of an undiagnosed interstitial process. One year prior to this evaluation, she had been placed on therapy with exogenous estrogens for the treatment of osteoporosis. During this therapy, she had a marked deterioration of her pulmonary status. Review of her open lung biopsy, which was obtained five years previously, revealed lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Discontinuation of… CONTINUE READING

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