Adult Langerhans cell histiocytosis

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Abstract

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a proliferative histiocytic disorder of unknown cause originating from dendritic cells. The clinical presentation of LCH is highly variable. Although the features of this disease have been well described in children, they remain poorly defined in adults. Here, we review the current knowledge about adult LCH, focussing on clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

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