How to use Histiocytosis in a sentence

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  • Histiocytosis X is a generic term that refers to an increase in the number of histiocytes, a type of white blood cell that acts as a scavenger to remove foreign material from the blood and tissues.

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  • Histiocytosis X or LCH is a family of related conditions, which are characterized by a distinct inflammatory and proliferative process but which differ from each other regarding what parts of the body are involved.

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  • The least severe of the histiocytosis X/LCH family is eosinophilic granuloma.

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  • Next in severity is Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, a chronic, scattered form of histiocytosis.

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  • Histiocytosis X is a rare disorder affecting only approximately one in 200,000 children or adults each year.

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  • Because histiocytosis X is so rare, little research has been done to determine the cause.

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  • The symptoms of histiocytosis are caused by substances called cytokines and prostaglandins, which are normally produced by histiocytes and act as messengers between cells.

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