Other Names for this Disease
- Giant cell histiocytomatosis
- Lipoid dermatoarthritis
After an average course of 8 years, patients often go into remission (a state where symptoms have subsided). The disease can cause considerable morbidity (disability as a result of the disease), mainly related to the occurrence of severe arthritis. The arthritis can come and go, but it can be very severe in about 45% of cases. If the patient has an associated cancer, the prognosis relates to that of the specific cancer.
Last updated: 6/21/2013
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