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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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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is an important differential diagnosis to consider, as many of the early reported "histiocytic sarcoma" or "malignant histiocytosis" cases were actually ALCL.
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(2) Of 259 confirmed malignancies in 235 patients with histologically proven CD, 133 were malignant lymphomas, the predominant histological type being malignant histiocytosis and the commonest site of this lesion the small intestine.

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