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xanthoma disseminatum

Wednesday 25 May 2005

Xanthoma disseminatum is a rare, usually self-healing dermatologic disease of unknown etiology. Involvement of other organs and tissues including bone marrow, bone, and brain may be seen rarely in children. Xanthoma disseminatum is a dendrocytic proliferation in rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytoses (class II histiocytoses).

Prognosis

- often resistant to treatment

Localization

- mucocutaneous
- ocular
- laryngeal
- pituitary
- central nervous system
- liver (16354260)

See also

- systemic histiocytoses

  • non-Langerhans cell histiocytoses

- dermal dendrocytes
- dendrocytic tumors (dendrocytic proliferations)