Histiocytose X faussement diagnostiquée comme silicose

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serval:BIB_3C97BE00F75A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
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Title
Histiocytose X faussement diagnostiquée comme silicose
Journal
Revue médicale de la Suisse romande
Author(s)
Weber-Chappuis K., Thorens B.
ISSN
0035-3655
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/1997
Volume
117
Number
11
Pages
901-905
Language
french
Abstract
The observation concerns a patient who was professionally exposed to silica dust. Radiologically he presented a diffuse interstitial infiltrate and clinically an obstructive syndrome with emphysem. The diagnosis of silicosis was made. The development was followed during 12 years without important modification of the X-ray or the respiratory functions. The patient died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. At the autopsy the examination of the lungs permitted to exclude the initial diagnosis of silicosis and to conclude to an histiocytosis X. This diagnostic mistake allows to get on some radiological, clinical and epidemiological aspects, characteristic or these both pathologies.
Keywords
Aged, Animals, Aortic Rupture, Autopsy, Diagnostic Errors, Emphysema, Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell, Humans, Mice, Silicosis
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