Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Other Histiocytic Diseases of the Lung.

@article{Demartino2016LangerhansCH,
  title={Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and Other Histiocytic Diseases of the Lung.},
  author={Erin Demartino and Ronald S Go and Robert Vassallo},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={421-30}
}
Several histiocytic disorders may affect the thoracic cavity. Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is the histiocytic disorder that most frequently manifests with thoracic involvement in adults and is associated with cigarette smoking. The histiocytic disorders follow variable clinical courses ranging from benign disease to life-threatening aggressive disorders. Although the pathogenesis is not fully understood, it is now apparent that some of these disorders are associated with… CONTINUE READING