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Letterer-Siwe disease

Letterer-Siwe disease: Introduction

Letterer-Siwe disease: A rare usually fatal condition characterized by skin lesions, bleeding tendency, enlarged liver and spleen, enlarged lymph nodes and progressive anemia. The condition is caused by excessive proliferation of histiocytes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Letterer-Siwe disease is available below.

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Letterer-Siwe disease: Deaths

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Letterer-Siwe disease: Complications

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Causes of Letterer-Siwe disease

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Definitions of Letterer-Siwe disease:

A clinical variant of Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterised by unifocal involvement of a bone (most often), skin, or lung. Patients are usually older children or adults usually presenting with a lytic bone lesion. The etiology is unknown. Morphologically, eosinophilic granuloma is characterised by the presence of Langerhans cells in a characteristic milieu which includes histiocytes, eosinophiles neutrophiles, and small, mature lymphocytes. -- 2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Letterer-Siwe disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Letterer-Siwe disease, or a subtype of Letterer-Siwe disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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