Histiocytoses

  • Hart IsaacsJr
Chapter

Abstract

The histiocytoses are a diverse group of diseases characterized by the infiltration and accumulation of histiocytes primarily within the blood and tissues [1–12]. The term histiocytosis denotes an increase in the number of histiocytes, which consist of two main types of cells: macrophages and dendritic cells [1–3, 6, 8–11]. The histiocytoses range from cytologically benign proliferations of mature cells to clearly malignant ones (Table 8.1).

Keywords

Hemophagocytic Syndrome Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Protein Losing Enteropathy Sinus Histiocytosis Birbeck Granule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hart IsaacsJr
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology Rady Childrens Hospital San DiegoUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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