Letterer-Siwe disease

Letterer-Siwe disease

DiseaseDisorder infobox
ICD10 = ICD10|C|96|0|c|81
ICD9 = ICD9|202.5

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OMIM = 246400
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DiseasesDB = 5906
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Letterer-Siwe disease is a type of histiocytosiscite journal |author=Zhou HM, Zeng X, Chen QM |title= [Clinical and pathologic features of Letterer-Siwe disease: a case report and review] |language=Chinese |journal=Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi |volume=25 |issue=5 |pages=517–9 |year=2007 |month=October |pmid=18072575 |doi= |url=] (a condition where histiocytes proliferate in the body.) It is sometimes classified as a form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis,cite journal |author=Kobayashi M, Yamamoto O, Suenaga Y, Asahi M |title=Electron microscopic study of Langerhans cell histiocytosis |journal=J. Dermatol. |volume=27 |issue=7 |pages=453–7 |year=2000 |month=July |pmid=10935343 |doi= |url=] or as a form of histiocytosis X.cite journal |author=Novice FM, Collison DW, Kleinsmith DM, Osband ME, Burdakin JH, Coskey RJ |title=Letterer-Siwe disease in adults |journal=Cancer |volume=63 |issue=1 |pages=166–74 |year=1989 |month=January |pmid=2642729 |doi= |url=] It is most commonly seen in children less than two years old.

It is named for Erich Letterer and Sture Siwe. [WhoNamedIt|synd|1648] [E. Letterer. Aleukämische Retikulose. (Ein Beitrag zu den proliferativen Erkrankungen des Retikuloendothelialen Apparates). Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Pathologie, 1924, 30: 377-394.] [S. A. Siwe. Die Retikuloendotheliose, ein neues Krankheitsbild unter den Hepatosplenomegalien. Zeitschrift für Kinderheilkunde, Berlin; 1933, 55: 212-247.]


Symptoms include lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and seborrhea-like lesions on the skin.


Untreated, the disease is fatal. The five-year survival rate with treatment is fifty percent.


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