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When It Rains, It Pours: A Case of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a 17 year old male presenting with a temporal bone mass, Diabetes Insipidus and Adrenal Insufficiency.

Author

Cyril Jonas M. Planilla,
Aveline Sue Ann L. Lim,
Philip Neri O. Lazo,
Mark G. Sarmiento

Related Institution

Department of Internal Medicine - Northern Mindanao Medical Center - Department of Health

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Northern Mindanao Medical Journal
Frequency
Biennial (every 2 years)
Publication Date
July-December 2017
Volume
3
Issue
1
Page(s)
57-62

Abstract

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis is a rare oncologic disease condition in both children and adults. Its manifestations are protean and depend on the affected organs infiltrated by the tumor. Although differing in manifestations, the signs and symptoms can be grouped in a number of syndromes presented as a spectrum of Histiocytosis ranging from Unisystem involvement, to Multisystem Manifestations. This case, already rare in itself, as Multifocal Unisystem Histiocytosis or - "Hand Schuller Christian Disease".  It is made special by the presence of multiple endocrine deficiencies that make the disease more challenging in terms of diagnosis and treatment. Although treatment is Chemotherapy, mortality is low, and prognosis is good with treatment.

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Professional Education and Training Office, Northern Mindanao Medical Center tro_nmmc@yahoo.com Fulltext Print Format

 
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