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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 160-162

Pleurodesis in pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis in children: A life-saving measure


1 Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Division of Pediatric Intensive Care, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anand Prakash
Department of Pediatrics, St. Johns Medical College, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmpo.ijmpo_250_17

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Isolated pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is uncommon in children. Often recurrent pneumothorax complicates therapy and contributes to morbidity. Chemotherapy does not always prevent the complications of pneumothorax. We report here a young girl with isolated pulmonary LCH who presented with respiratory failure, successfully treated with chemotherapy, and pleurodesis. We report this case to highlight the use of pleurodesis in this setting.


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