What is included in patient education about eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Updated: Mar 29, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The public must be educated about the likely etiologic role of cigarette smoking. Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis X (PLCH)is thought to be largely preventable through smoking cessation.

Instruct patients to promptly report the development of hemoptysis. This symptom may indicate malignancy or superimposed bacterial/fungal infection, such as Aspergillus species infection.


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