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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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(41) Erdheim-Chester disease is a systemic histiocytosis affecting older patients and most commonly presents with bone pain.
Results of treatment of 127 patients with systemic histiocytosis. Medicine (Baltimore) 1981;60:311-38.
This is a rare systemic histiocytosis. A case with lung involvement and pleural thickening mimicking malignant mesothelioma is described.

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