Langerhans cell histiocytosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Histiocytosis X
- Eosinophilic granuloma (formerly)
- Letterer-Siwe disease (formerly)
- Hand-Schüller-Christian syndrome (formerly)
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Although Langerhans cell histiocytosis is generally considered a sporadic, non-hereditary condition, it has reportedly affected more than one individual in a family in a very limited number of cases (particularly identical twins).
Last updated: 12/2/2013
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