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  • 14 Dec 15

Diffuse Cystic Lung Diseases: Definitive Diagnosis is Essential for Targeted Treatments

Diffuse cystic lung diseases (DCLDs) are uncommon and frequently misdiagnosed, in part because there are so many different causes. The most frequently encountered DCLDs in clinical practice are lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD), and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH).1 But cystic lung disease can also be due to Light Chain Deposition Disease or a rare

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  • 03 Jan 18

HRCT is Cost-Effective in Screening for Diffuse Cystic Lung Diseases in Patients Presenting with a Spontaneous Pneumothorax

“A strategy of performing high-resolution computed tomography [HRCT] scanning followed by pleurodesis is cost-effective in screening for the presence of diffuse cystic lung diseases (DCLDs) in patients who present with an apparent primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP),” said Nishant Gupta, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Interstitial Lung Diseases Center, University of Cincinnati

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