Possible Causes for Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells in USA

  • Granulomatous Lung Disease
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells
  • Maple Bark Strippers' Lung
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causative agent of pulmonary tuberculosis, a highly contagious infectious disease that is characterized by a granulomatous inflammation of the lungs. The disease may spread to other organs and requires a long-term antibiotic treatment. Even in cases of active pulmonary TB,…[1]

  • Sarcoidosis
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells

    Sarcoidosis (Besnier-Boeck disease, Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease) is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, predominantly in the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes. The presentation of the disease is highly dependent on the extent of…[2]

  • Berylliosis
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells

    Berylliosis, also known as chronic beryllium disease (CBD), is a granulomatous lung disease caused by inhalation of beryllium (Be). Critical to cinching the diagnosis is a strong occupational history providing the source for exposure to the chemical. Occupations with highest potential exposure are primary production,…[3]

  • Measles Pneumonia
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells
  • Wegener Granulomatosis
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells

    Wegener granumolatosis is a form of granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium-sized vessels. It can be restricted to the the respiratory tract, or may involve additional organs, primarily the kidneys, and it most commonly occurs in adults around 40 years of age, with slight male predilection. Diagnosis is…[4]

  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
    Lung Biopsy showing Multinucleated Giant Cells

    Pulmonary sarcoidosis is characterized by the presence of noncaseating granulomas, which are abnormal collections of cells in the lungs. While this disease may be benign and self-limiting, it can result in severe sequelae.  Numerous factors contribute to the clinical picture including ethnicity, the length of illness,…[5]

  • Non-Cranial Giant Cell Arteritis
    Arterial Biopsy showing Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
    Arterial Biopsy showing Giant Cell Arteritis

    Giant-cell arteritis (temporal arteritis, cranial arteritis, Horton disease) is an inflammatory disorder of cranial blood vessels, principally the temporal artery. It is characterized by headache, jaw claudication and reduced visual acuity. In individuals with GCA, the most commonly presented conditions include headache,…[6]

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References

  1. Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Symptoma
  2. Sarcoidosis, Symptoma
  3. Berylliosis, Symptoma
  4. Wegener Granulomatosis, Symptoma
  5. Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, Symptoma
  6. Temporal Arteritis, Symptoma