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What is Sea-Blue histiocytosis?

What is Sea-Blue histiocytosis?

  • Sea-Blue histiocytosis: A rare condition involving the presence of too many histiocytes in the spleen and bone marrow. These histiocytes stain a sea-blue color during testing. These abnormal staining histiocytes have been noted in several diseases such as Niemann-Pick disease, lipid metabolism disorders and Norum disease.
  • Sea-Blue histiocytosis: Rare disorder consisting of splenomegaly, mild purpura secondary to thrombocytopenia, and occasionally, hepatic cirrhosis associated with the appearance of numerous histiocytes in the spleen and bone marrow which stain a sea-blue color.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Sea-Blue histiocytosis: Introduction

Types of Sea-Blue histiocytosis:

Broader types of Sea-Blue histiocytosis:

How serious is Sea-Blue histiocytosis?

Complications of Sea-Blue histiocytosis: see complications of Sea-Blue histiocytosis

What causes Sea-Blue histiocytosis?

Causes of Sea-Blue histiocytosis: see causes of Sea-Blue histiocytosis

What are the symptoms of Sea-Blue histiocytosis?

Symptoms of Sea-Blue histiocytosis: see symptoms of Sea-Blue histiocytosis

Complications of Sea-Blue histiocytosis: see complications of Sea-Blue histiocytosis

Sea-Blue histiocytosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Sea-Blue histiocytosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Sea-Blue histiocytosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Sea-Blue histiocytosis: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Sea-Blue histiocytosis.
Treatments for Sea-Blue histiocytosis: see treatments for Sea-Blue histiocytosis

Name and Aliases of Sea-Blue histiocytosis

Main name of condition: Sea-Blue histiocytosis

Other names or spellings for Sea-Blue histiocytosis:

sea-blue histiocyte disease

Sea blue histiocyte syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Histiocytosis, sea-blue, Sea-blue histiocyte disease, Sea-blue histiocyte disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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