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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140-144
A rare and unusual case report of Langerhans cell histiocytosis


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, AME Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India

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Dhanu G Rao
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, AME's Dental College and Hospital, Near Government Polytechnic College, Bijjangere Road, Raichur - 584 103, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_10_17

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), previously known as histiocytosis X, is an uncommon hematological disorder affecting infants and young children. It is the condition characterized by uncontrolled stimulation and proliferation of normal antigen presenting cells, Langerhans cells. Because of its relatively low incidence, limited data are available regarding the epidemiology of LCH, with estimation of 2–5 cases per million inhabitants per year. The purpose of this report is to describe the case of LCH in the 3-year-old male child with multiple focal involvements of bones and to discuss clinical, radiological and histopathological features of LCH and role of the dental surgeon in diagnosing and managing such lesions.


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