Pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis: radiologic resolution following smoking cessation.

Mogulkoc N. , Veral A. , Bıshop P., Bayındır U., Pıckerıng C., Egan J.

Chest, vol.115, pp.1452-5, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.115.5.1452
  • Title of Journal : Chest
  • Page Numbers: pp.1452-5


We describe two patients with histologically pr-oven pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in whom radiologic improvement occurred following smoking cessation. The patients had 23- and 25-pack-year smoking histories, respectively. High-resolution CT revealed multiple small nodules, located predominantly in the upper and middle lung fields. There was a close temporal relationship between smoking cessation and radiologic improvement.