Recurrence of Langerhans' cell granulomatosis following lung transplantation

Thorax. 1998 Apr;53(4):326-7. doi: 10.1136/thx.53.4.326.


A case is presented of pulmonary Langerhans' cell granulomatosis which recurred following lung transplantation and responded to cyclophosphamide. This suggests that the primary abnormality in this condition lies in the Langerhans' cell or precursor dendritic cell.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / drug therapy
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / pathology
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia / drug therapy
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia / pathology
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia / surgery*
  • Recurrence