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Tobacco Cessation and Prevention: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Tobacco Cessation and Prevention |

Remission of Nodular Pulmonary Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis With Smoking Cessation Alone

Chung Sang Tse, MD; Robert Vassallo, MD; Erin DeMartino, MD
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Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1294A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1409
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary Langerhans-cell Histiocytosis (PLCH) is a diffuse lung disease usually occurring in cigarette smokers. While corticosteroids and chemotherapy may be indicated to treat nodular PLCH, their risk to benefit ratio and impact on disease progression are not well defined. We present two cases of nodular PLCH that resolved with smoking cessation alone, without the use of any pharmacological therapy.

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