Hong Kong Med J 2004;10:49-51 | Number 1, February 2004
A case of Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis of the lung presenting with haemoptysis
CY Wong, GTS Law, KY Wong, TT Shum, HLK Yip
Tuberculosis and Chest Unit, Wong Tai Sin Hospital, 124 Shatin Pass Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis of the lung can be part of a multisystem disorder or an isolated disorder. Ninety percent of adult patients with Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis of the lung are smokers. This article reports a case of Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis presenting with haemoptysis. The diagnostic signs on chest X-ray, high-resolution computed tomography, and histology are highlighted, followed by a short review of the literature.
Key words: Hemoptysis; Histiocytosis, Langerhans-cell; Lung
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