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What are the symptoms of pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH)?

Symptoms of pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH) may vary from person to person. Shortness of breath, cough, and chest pains are common symptoms. These lung-related symptoms may be accompanied by fever, fatigue, and weight loss. Bone pain, increased thirst, increased urine, and rash may be seen. Some people with PLCH experience more severe symptoms, like collapsed lung. Almost a fifth of people with lung involvement don't have any noticeable symptoms at all.

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