Jessica Kowalski

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There is controversy whether bone marrow edema syndrome represents a distinct transient disease or reflects an early reversible phase of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the hip. Hypofibrinolysis on the basis of elevated plasma levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor or lipoprotein(a) or both has been reported to favor the development of bone marrow edema(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is most common in children and is unusual in the elderly. We describe 3 cases of langerhans cell histiocytosis limited to the skin in elderly patients. Biopsy specimens showed a dermal infiltrate abutting the epidermis composed of atypical langerhans cells with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and a "kidney-shaped" nucleus.(More)