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

n histiocitosis f
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1] It was previously classified as histiocytosis X.
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (formerly called histiocytosis X by Lichtenstein in 1953) refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by proliferation of cytologically benign histiocytes.
Surface phenotype of Langerhans cells and lymphocytes in granulomatous lesions from patients with pulmonary histiocytosis X.
It is one of the three sub types of Langerhans cell histiocytosis formerly called as histiocytosis x.
Previously known as histiocytosis X, the disorder's name was changed to LCH as the primary cell involved was elucidated.
Clinicoepidemiological features of pulmonary histiocytosis X.
Radiation therapy in soft-tissue lesions in histiocytosis X (Langerhans' cell histiocytosis).