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Granulomatous inflammation (noninfectious)

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Minor changes: 22 November 2019

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PubMed search: granulomatous [title] inflammation general pulmonary

Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Granulomatous inflammation - general. website. Accessed May 31st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Most authorities recommend culture and stains for fungi and Mycobacteria in every case
  • Many laboratories stain multiple levels with H&E, retaining interval unstained sections for possible histochemical or immunohistochemical stains
  • Other disorders with granulomas: fungi (Actinomyces, Aspergillus, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Mucor, Sporotrichosis), eosinophilic pneumonia, bronchial chondromalacia, inhalation of talc and intravenous narcotism (drug abusers), metal dust from occupational exposure (berylliosis, others), extrinsic allergic alveolitis / hypersensitivity pneumonitis, prior alveolar hemorrhage (cholesterol granulomas), lipogranulomas (with diabetes), allergic granulomatosis, sarcoidosis, bronchocentric granulomatosis
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