Ear involvement in childhood Langerhans' cell histiocytosis.

@article{Surico2000EarII,
  title={Ear involvement in childhood Langerhans' cell histiocytosis.},
  author={Giammarco Surico and Paola Muggeo and Vito Michele Rosario Muggeo and Valentina Conti and Chiara Novielli and Anna Lisa Romano and Giulia Loiacono and Adriana Ceci and Nicola Rigillo},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          42-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ear involvement (EI) in Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) occurs quite often. We reviewed the Italian pediatric population of 251 children with LCH diagnosed between 1982 and 1995, focusing on EI, to highlight the prevalence, the clinical presentation, the outcome during follow-up, and the prognostic impact of otologic LCH. METHODS EI was defined by chronic otorrhea and/or mastoid infiltration, external auditory meatus lesions, and middle/internal EI. The age at diagnosis, sex… CONTINUE READING
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