Overview: granulomatous diseases of the lung

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Abstract

The spectrum of pulmonary granulomatoses is wide and includes infectious and noninfectious entities, each with very different therapeutic consequences. The first step of histological examination discriminates between necrotizing and non-necrotizing granulomatosis. After this, an infectious cause of the granulomatosis has to be excluded by special histological stains and molecular-pathologic methods, if necessary. Diagnosis also includes clinical, radiological, and microbiological findings. The process of pathological examination should be standardized as described.

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Stellmacher, F., & Perner, S. (2021, February 1). Overview: granulomatous diseases of the lung. Pathologe. Springer Medizin. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00292-020-00893-7

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