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Skull Lesions in Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis Usually Resolve Without Treatment Skull Lesions in Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis Usually Resolve Without Treatment
Call it a case of where Voltaire was correct to say, ' The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. 'Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Brown and Grey Skin Conditions?
Discussion This is the fourth in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. An introduction to dermatological terminologies and information about colors can be found here. A differential diagnosis by distribution and common pattern can be found here. For red, orange and yellow conditions, a review can be found here. For green, blue and purple conditions, a review can be found here. For black and white conditions, a review can be found here. Note that any color can be a normal variant for an individual or is physiologic for a given state. Acanthosis nigricans causes dark brown-black patches or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 16, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
A promising two-punch therapy for Langerhans cell histiocytosis
(Baylor College of Medicine) A novel combination therapy resulted in a significant decrease of disease burden in an animal model of LCH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
New NCCN guidelines for histiocytosis clarify best practices for recently-defined cancers
(National Comprehensive Cancer Network) NCCN announces the publication of new NCCN Guidelines ® for Histiocytic Neoplasms, rare disorders characterized by a buildup of white blood cells leading to tissue damage. The three most-common forms are Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), and Rosai-Dorfman disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Disease found in fossilized dinosaur tail afflicts humans to this day
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have identified a benign tumor found in a fossilized dinosaur tail as part of the pathology of LCH (Langerhans cell histiocytosis), a rare and sometimes painful disease that still afflicts humans, particularly children under the age of 10. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Boy, three, has experimental drug to treat a rare cancer after a doctor mistook his rash for eczema
Casper Royle, of Devon, was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis when he was three months old. It affects just 50 British children a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study Demonstrates a Common Genetic Etiology for LCH, AML, and MF
Researchers examined more than 750 pedigrees of familial hematologic malignancies and found that the same genetic alteration may be responsible for Langerhans cell histiocytosis, acute myeloid leukemia, and primary idiopathic myelofibrosis. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Blood Disorders Hematologic Malignancies News Source Type: news
These Adorable Atlanta Children's Hospital Patients Are Pumped For The Super Bowl
Football fans across the Atlanta area are gearing up to watch the Falcons face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday. In fact, even the tiniest Falcons fans are getting in the spirit. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) posted photos of young patients decked out in their Falcons gear on Facebook. One special fan is 17-month-old Wyatt Keeton. Wyatt was born at 37 weeks and diagnosed with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism. He was later diagnosed with spinal cord stenosis, a condition that commonly occurs in dwarfism when a child’s head is disproportionate to his or he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Moment You Face Your Child's Mortality
You just read that title and thought "I know my kid is mortal. I've faced this." And I would agree with you before my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. But I didn't realize what my child's mortality really was until it slapped me in the face. I knew, when I got pregnant, that I had this precious life that I had to care for. It was up to me to keep her healthy and warm and safe. It was up to me to make sure she grew up into a moderately tolerable adult. But I didn't see the forest for the trees. I was too concerned with whether she was walking or talking or behaving the way she was supposed to. I was too concerned with w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
BRAF Mutation in Langerhans Cell HistiocytosisBRAF Mutation in Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Children with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the BRAFV600E mutation may be at greater risk for worse outcomes, including permanent injury and poor short-term response to chemotherapy, according to new research from France. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Boy with has rare disease LCH causing 'chicken pox' lumps all over his body
Oscar Langham, 10 months old, of Leek, Staffordshire, suffers from Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, a rare disease of the immune cells which causes an angry red rash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Pediatric cancer patients’ art exhibit shows courage and creativity
The artist Henri Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage.” So does facing cancer as a child. Cancer, creativity and courage merged at a recent exhibit of art by patients of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Here is a sampling of the patients’ work and what they say about it. Nate Cavallo, 14, of Lexington, Massachusetts Sarcoma Photographs These were taken on my Make-A-Wish trip to Moorea in French Polynesia. My goal was to experience a magical underwater world, which I’d often dreamed of seeing. It’s great I was able to capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience. B...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Cancer Our patients’ stories Source Type: news
Histiocytosis: Symptoms and Treatment Information
Histiocytosis is also referred to as, "Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)," or more formally as, "Histiocytosis X," and represents a group of rare disorders involving specific cells that usually have important roles as part of a person's immune system. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 7, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news