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Langerhans cell histiocytosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Eosinophilic granuloma (formerly)
  • Hand-Schüller-Christian syndrome (formerly)
  • Histiocytosis X
  • LCH
  • Letterer-Siwe disease (formerly)
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  • I'm an adult with LCH (non-pulmonary). What is a successful treatment regiment for adult Langerhans? I have read that it's different than it is for children since adults don't tolerate the same regiment well if they need chemo, but there's misinformation out there on the internet, and I may be facing this treatment in a few weeks. I would like to make an informed choice. Click here for answer

  • My child had surgery for Langerhans cell histiocytosis. I believe that I was once told that this condition is not genetic. Is this true? Click here for answer

  • My toddler daughter has been diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. I'd like to learn as much as possible about the condition. Click here for answer

  • My daughter was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. How is this condition treated? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Eosinophilic granuloma (formerly)
  • Hand-Schüller-Christian syndrome (formerly)
  • Histiocytosis X
  • LCH
  • Letterer-Siwe disease (formerly)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.