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Rare disease
An unusual radiological presentation of pulmonary Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis
  1. Lucy Burr1,
  2. Steven Fanning2,
  3. David Wong3,
  4. Simon Bowler1
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2Department of Haematology, Hematology and Oncology Clinics of Australia, Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  3. 3Department of Anatomical Pathology, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lucy Burr, lucy.burr{at}

Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis is a proliferative disease of the dendritic cell lineage. It usually has a characteristic radiological presentation of apical nodules and small cysts occurring predominantly in young adult smokers. Here we report a case of multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a 75-year-old woman with unusual chest radiology.

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