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How do other illnesses affect pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH) may be affected by other illnesses, especially those affecting the lungs. PLCH causes inflammation and stiffening of lung tissue. Because of this, other illnesses that affect the respiratory tract may worsen symptoms of PLCH. Also, people with PLCH may be at a higher risk for other respiratory illnesses, including lung cancer. Because of this, it's important to talk to your doctor about treating PLCH to avoid more serious complications.

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