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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL
Volume 8, Pages 845-847
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2008.97
Case Study

Rosai and Dorfman Disease with Pleural Involvement: Case Report

1Service de Pneumologie Allergologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire La Rabta, 1006 Bab Saadoun Tunis, Tunisia
2Service d'Anatomo-Pathologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire La Rabta, 1006 Bab Saadoun Tunis, Tunisia

Received 29 January 2008; Revised 30 June 2008; Accepted 5 July 2008

Academic Editor: Klaus Kayser

Copyright © 2008 Jouda Cherif et al.

Abstract

Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHLM) disease is considered to be an indolent and self-limiting pathology. However, severe morbidity and mortality have been attributed to complications of SHLM. Lower respiratory tract involvement is rarely reported and is often unfavorable, and carries a particularly grave prognosis. A case of SHLM is reported, in which the patient had lower respiratory and pleural involvement.