n South African Journal of Child Health - Langerhans cell histiocytosis : a case presentation and literature review : case report
|Article Title||Langerhans cell histiocytosis : a case presentation and literature review : case report|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Child Health|
|Affiliations||1 Universitas Hospital and 2 Universitas Hospital|
|Publication Date||May 2013|
|Pages||65 - 67|
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disease of unknown aetiology. It is characterised by extreme clinical heterogeneity that can bring it to the attention of a variety of healthcare workers. A high index of suspicion is key to early diagnosis. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, all cases should be referred to a paediatric oncologist for risk stratification and further management. We present a case of a toddler with LCH with skeletal involvement, who primarily presented to an orthopaedic surgeon. Relevant knowledge about this condition is reviewed.
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