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Tuberc Respir Dis. 1995 Jun;42(3):419-423. Korean. Case Report.
Song HM , Lee HB , Lee YC , Rhee YK , Han YM .
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea.
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea.

Pulmonary histiocytosis X is an idiopathic benign disease characterized by proliferation and infiltration of lung tissue by characteristic Langerhans cells and eosinophils. Pulmonary histiocytosis X is common in young male adults, and shows variable clinical characteristics. We experienced a case of pathologically proven pulmonary histiocytosis X in a 30-year-old man who visit to our hospital due to chest discomfort and cough. The chest radiograph of our patient shows right pneumothorax and characteristic multiple thin-walled cysts on the both upper lung fields. The HRCT shows multiple thin-walled cysts, a few scattered nodules in both upper and right middle lung, and right pneumothorax.

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