Pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma. 25-year follow-up.


Journal Article

Pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma is an uncommon disease of unknown origin with characteristic pathologic features. Reports of long-term follow-up in this disorder are rare in the literature. We report the course of a patient followed at our institution from diagnostic lung biopsy through autopsy over 25 yrs. His case represents the longest follow-up reported to our knowledge and demonstrates that (1) despite apparent clinical stability, ongoing injury may result in gradually progressive respiratory impairment and death after many years, and (2) despite changes diagnostic of pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma at lung biopsy early in the course, autopsy may reveal only end-stage fibrosis with honeycombing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Powers, MA; Askin, FB; Cresson, DH

Published Date

  • March 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 507

PubMed ID

  • 6703508

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6703508

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0805

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1164/arrd.1984.129.3.503


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States