Case-based approach to interesting and uncommon diseases encountered in the field of pulmonary medicine
1. Pulmonary amyloidosis 2. Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome 3. Yellow nail syndrome 4. Pseudo-pseudo-meigs Syndrome 5. Thoracic endometriosis 6. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis 7. Langerhans cell histiocytosis 8. Swyer-James syndrome 9. Placental transmogrification of the lung 10. Contarini syndrome 11. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia 12. Benign metastasising leiomyoma 13. Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome 14. Goodpastures syndrome 15. Complete tracheal rings 16. Granulomatous-lymphocytic interstitial lung disease 17. Antisynthetase syndrome 18. Bilothorax 19. Castleman syndrome 20. Gorham stout syndrome 21. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura 22. Vanishing lung syndrome 23. Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst 24. Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia 25. Shrinking lung syndrome 26. Cryoglobulinemia associated diffuse alveolar hemorrhage 27. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease 28. Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia 29. Erdheim Chester disease 30. Urinothorax 31. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis 32. Hermansky Pudlak syndrome 33. Hughes-Stovin syndrome 34. Bone cement implantation syndrome 35. IgG4-related pulmonary disease 36. Idiopathic pleurparenchymal fibroelastosis 37. Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis 38. Kikuchi-Fujimoto syndrome 39. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis 40. Pulmonary light chain deposition disease 41. Graft-versus-host disease after lung transplantation 42. Lipoid pneumonia 43. Lymphomatoid granulomatosis 44. Mounier-Kuhn syndrome 45. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis 46. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation 47. Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy 48. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis 49. Pulmonary ossification 50. Primary ciliary dyskinesia 51. Myelomatous pleural effusion 52. Relapsing polychondritis 53. Rosai-Dorfman disease 54. Silicone embolism syndrome 55. Good syndrome 56. Primary effusion lymphoma 57. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return 58. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension 59. Congenital pulmonary airway malformation 60. Erasmus syndrome
Ali Ataya, MD received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and did his Internal Medicine residency training at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Florida where he is currently a staff physician. His interests include pulmonary hypertension, rare diseases, and medical education. Eloise Harman, MD received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did her Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She then did a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Harman was professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine for 35 years and is now a staff physician and MICU director at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. She was the national winner of the American Thoracic Society Outstanding Clinician Award in 2005.