Which adjunctive therapies may be used in the treatment of 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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Useful adjunctive therapies include the following:

  • Supplemental oxygen therapy for those with clinically significant hypoxemia (SaO2< 89% or PaO2< 55 mmHg) at rest or with exertion

  • Aggressive treatment for pulmonary infections with prompt initiation of antibiotic therapy

  • Bronchodilator therapy in the presence of an obstructive ventilatory defect


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