Recurrence of recipient Langerhans' cell histiocytosis following bilateral lung transplantation

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Abstract

Langerhans' cell histiocytosis may cause irreversible respiratory failure due to progressive destruction of lung parenchyma and widespread cystic change.Transplantation offers a therapeutic option. A case is described of recurrence of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis which was associated with deterioration in lung function four years following bilateral lung transplantation. Patients transplanted for Langerhans' cell histiocytosis should be followed up with this complication in mind.

(Thorax 1998;53:323-325)

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