Idiopathic lymphocytic pleuritis: radiographic and high-resolution CT appearances and changes in response to therapy in two adults.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207670
Title:
Idiopathic lymphocytic pleuritis: radiographic and high-resolution CT appearances and changes in response to therapy in two adults.
Authors:
O' Donnell, David H; Phelan, Sine; McNicholas, Walter; Gallagher, Charles G; Crotty, Thomas; Dodd, Jonathan D
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4,, Ireland.
Citation:
Clin Imaging. 2010 May-Jun;34(3):226-30.
Journal:
Clinical imaging
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207670
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2009.07.007
PubMed ID:
20416488
Abstract:
Inflammatory conditions of the pleura characterized by a predominantly lymphocytic infiltrate are described in several disorders. The commonest underlying aetiologies include tuberculous infection, autoimmune disorders (particularly Sjogren's syndrome), and post coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Idiopathic lymphocytic pleuritis (ILP) is a rare form of diffuse pleural inflammation characterized by extensive lymphocytic infiltration for which no cause is found. Radiological descriptions of ILP are limited. We describe the radiographic and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging features and response to corticosteroid therapy of ILP in two adults. Both patients presented with bilateral diffuse pleural thickening of >10 mm thickness extending >10 cm craniocaudally with small focal areas of atelectasis. Both cases demonstrated marked improvement in the degree and extent of pleural thickening and rounded atelectasis following corticosteroid therapy. HRCT provided a useful noninvasive method of assessing disease response to therapy.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adrenal Cortex Hormones/*administration & dosage; Adult; Anti-Inflammatory Agents/administration & dosage; Humans; Lymphocytes/*pathology/*radiography; Male; Middle Aged; Pleurisy/*drug therapy/*radiography; Prognosis; Radiographic Image Enhancement/*methods; Tomography, X-Ray Computed/*methods; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
1873-4499 (Electronic); 0899-7071 (Linking)

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dc.contributor.authorO' Donnell, David Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, Sineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcNicholas, Walteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Charles Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrotty, Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDodd, Jonathan Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:34:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:34:30Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:34:30Z-
dc.identifier.citationClin Imaging. 2010 May-Jun;34(3):226-30.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1873-4499 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0899-7071 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20416488en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.clinimag.2009.07.007en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207670-
dc.description.abstractInflammatory conditions of the pleura characterized by a predominantly lymphocytic infiltrate are described in several disorders. The commonest underlying aetiologies include tuberculous infection, autoimmune disorders (particularly Sjogren's syndrome), and post coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Idiopathic lymphocytic pleuritis (ILP) is a rare form of diffuse pleural inflammation characterized by extensive lymphocytic infiltration for which no cause is found. Radiological descriptions of ILP are limited. We describe the radiographic and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging features and response to corticosteroid therapy of ILP in two adults. Both patients presented with bilateral diffuse pleural thickening of >10 mm thickness extending >10 cm craniocaudally with small focal areas of atelectasis. Both cases demonstrated marked improvement in the degree and extent of pleural thickening and rounded atelectasis following corticosteroid therapy. HRCT provided a useful noninvasive method of assessing disease response to therapy.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdrenal Cortex Hormones/*administration & dosageen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnti-Inflammatory Agents/administration & dosageen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLymphocytes/*pathology/*radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPleurisy/*drug therapy/*radiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshRadiographic Image Enhancement/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.titleIdiopathic lymphocytic pleuritis: radiographic and high-resolution CT appearances and changes in response to therapy in two adults.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4,, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalClinical imagingen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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