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LANGERHANS CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis is a term used for defining one of the rare occurring diseases where the clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells happens. Common symptoms here include extreme swelling of the bones, rashes in the skin area that tends to get very deep, anaemia, there is also enlargement of the nodes around the lungs and acute trouble with oral cavity too.
HOW IS LANGERHANS CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A diagnosis of LCH may be suspected from a thorough clinical evaluation and a detailed patient history. A diagnosis may be confirmed by surgical removal and microscopic examination of affected tissue called biopsy. More tests, such as additional biopsies, blood tests, x-rays of the chest, and CT scans are performed to determine the extent of the disease.
HOW IS LANGERHANS CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS TREATED?
While the treatment of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis depends upon the stage of this disease, however, this condition is treated with steroids and small doses of radiation and surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Historically, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis was thought of as a cancer-like condition but recently, studies suggest that Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis is an autoimmune phenomenon.