Pulmonary abnormalities at long-term follow-up of patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

@article{Bernstrand2001PulmonaryAA,
  title={Pulmonary abnormalities at long-term follow-up of patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis.},
  author={Cecilia Bernstrand and Kerstin Cederlund and Bengt Sandstedt and Lars Ahstr{\"o}m and Marie Lundell and Gisela Dahlquist and Jan Inge Henter},
  journal={Medical and pediatric oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={459-68}
}
BACKGROUND In Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) pulmonary involvement, which is often initially asymptomatic, may contribute to significant morbidity and mortality. To determine the long-term prognosis, a cross-sectional study was undertaken. PROCEDURE Forty-one patients with > or = 5 years follow-up after the diagnosis of LCH were interviewed and underwent physical examination, blood tests, a chest X-ray and a high-resolution CT (HRCT) of the lungs. All patients included had been referred… CONTINUE READING

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