Causes of pulmonary granulomas: a retrospective study of 500 cases from seven countries


Mukhopadhyay S., Farver C. F. , Vaszar L. T. , Dempsey O. J. , Popper H. H. , Mani H., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, vol.65, no.1, pp.51-57, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200336
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-57

Abstract

Background The frequencies of various causes of pulmonary granulomas in pathological material are unknown, as is the influence of geographical location on aetiology. The aim of this study was to identify the causes of pulmonary granulomas in pathological specimens, to define their frequencies, and to determine whether these causes vary by geographical location.