Complete resolution of roentgenographic changes in a patient with pulmonary histiocytosis X

S. Von Essen, W. West, M. Sitorius, S. I. Rennard

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Abstract

A smoker presented with pleuritic chest pain and was found to have reticulonodular interstitial opacities on chest x-ray film. Open lung biopsy revealed changes consistent with histiocytosis X, a disease seen almost exclusively in smokers. Smoking cessation was recommended, and the patient complied. A chest x-ray film taken nearly three years later revealed complete resolution of the radiographic abnormalities. It is proposed that smoking cessation may be related to the improvement in this patient's chest x-ray film findings, and that it should be recommended for all patients with pulmonary histiocytosis X.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-767
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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