Lung - nontumor
Granulomatous inflammation (noninfectious)
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Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. General. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorgrangeneral.html. Accessed July 23rd, 2019.
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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