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Has any one heard of histiocytosis?

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Yes...: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (lch) is a rare disease that begins in lch cells (a type of dendritic cell which fights infection). Sometimes there are changes in lch cells as they form. These changes may cause the lch cells to grow and multiply quickly, causing tissue damage. See nci website: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lchistio/patient.

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