Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a comprehensive analysis of 40 patients and literature review.

@article{Elia2015PulmonaryLC,
  title={Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a comprehensive analysis of 40 patients and literature review.},
  author={Davide Elia and Oscar de la Torre and Roberto Cassandro and Antonella Caminati and Sergio Harari},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          351-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare interstitial disease affecting primarily young adult smokers. In order to highlight the clinical features of the disease, we conducted a retrospective analysis on clinical data of PLCH patients followed at our center; moreover, we reviewed the current literature on PLCH. METHOD AND RESULTS Between January 2004 and July 2014, 40 patients with PLCH were evaluated at our Division. The average patients' age was 40 (± 14) years… CONTINUE READING
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