Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a diagnostic dilemma.

Abstract

UNLABELLED Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare clonal neoplastic disorder of unknown aetiology which can present with a diverse range of clinical presentations. It encompasses a diverse number of idiopathic conditions which can involve multiple body systems and is characterized by bone marrow-derived Langerhans cell proliferation. The disease can affect multiple body systems and lesions can be solitary or widespread. We present a case of a multifocal eosinophilic granuloma (LCH) in a young adult female with clinical signs and symptoms similar to aggressive periodontitis. CLINICAL RELEVANCE Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare disease which can have a similar clinical presentation to aggressive periodontitis.

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@article{Ryan2012LangerhansCH, title={Langerhans cell histiocytosis: a diagnostic dilemma.}, author={Paul L Ryan and Kim M Piper and Francis J Hughes}, journal={Dental update}, year={2012}, volume={39 10}, pages={716-8, 720} }