histiocytosis


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his·ti·o·cy·to·sis

 (hĭs′tē-ō′sī-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. his·ti·o·cy·to·ses (-sēz)
Any of several diseases characterized by the abnormal proliferation of histiocytes in the tissues or organs.
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Noun1.histiocytosis - a blood disease characterized by an abnormal multiplication of macrophages
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, Schuller-Christian disease - inflammatory histiocytosis associated with disturbance of cholesterol metabolism; occurs chiefly in young children and is characterized by cystic defects of the skull and diabetes insipidus
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histiocytosis

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Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare form idiopathic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis, also known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy.
Erdheim-Chester disease is an extremely rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH): the combination of multiple cysts and nodules, with mid to upper zone predominance, and interstitial thickening.
Nick Kappenman from Madison, Wisconsin, who received help from CMN Hospitals after being diagnosed with histiocytosis, a rare form of cancer, at the age of three is ready to celebrate during Madison's Miracle Treat Day and ".
Numerous less common and rare entities are also discussed, including idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), advanced pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) and smokingrelated interstitial fibrosis, end-stage pulmonary sarcoidosis, Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), and Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome.
The 18-year-old has had four rounds of the trial for the rare multi-system histiocytosis since arriving in Texas in February.
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), otherwise known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML), is a rare and benign histiocytic proliferative disorder of unknown aetiology.
Pulmonary Langerhans cells histiocytosis (PLCH) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology.
Currently, CD1a antibodies are available, but their use is limited to resistant Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is the most common form of histiocytosis, with an annual incidence of 4-5 per million.
Atypical generalized eruptive histiocytosis associated with acute monocytic leukemia.
Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare clonal disorder of proliferating histiocytic cells expressing phenotypic markers of the epidermal Langerhans' cells.