Eosinophilic Granuloma (Histiocytosis X) Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 29, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor M Summerhill, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the pathophysiology of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What causes eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the prevalence of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What are the racial predilections of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What are the sexual predilections of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the prognosis of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which factors are associated with adverse outcomes in eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is included in patient education about eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What are the possible complications of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Eosinophilic Granuloma (Histiocytosis X)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of HRCT in the workup of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of pulmonary function testing in the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of gas exchange in the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of pulmonary exercise testing in the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of bronchioalveolar lavage (BAL) in the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Treatment

When is inpatient treatment indicated for eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

How is eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X) treated?

Which adjunctive therapies may be used in the treatment of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

How is eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X) prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for eosinophilic granuloma (histiocytosis X)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Eosinophilic Granuloma (Histiocytosis X)?