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A 57-Year-Old Woman with Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease and Refractory Cough

K. Gowrinath, K.R.R. Umamahesh, V. Swetha

Keywords : Interstitial lung disease, Lymphoma, Refractory cough, Bronchoscopy, Diathermy

Citation Information : Gowrinath K, Umamahesh K, Swetha V. A 57-Year-Old Woman with Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease and Refractory Cough. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2021; 63 (3):199-201.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-63-3-199

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Endobronchial non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is rare and poses a diagnostic challenge if there is pre-existing lung disease, like idiopathic interstitial lung disease (ILD). We report refractory cough due to isolated endobronchial non-Hodgkin's low grade B-cell lymphoma in a 57-year-old female with ILD. Local diathermy fulguration of endobronchial NHL resulted in remission of cough and there was no recurrence or spread of endobronchial NHL at four years of follow up.

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