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Histiocytosis 

Histiocytosis
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Histiocytosis
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10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.40
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date: 16 October 2019

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Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (congenital or acquired) 557

Malignant histiocytoses (leukaemia or sarcoma) 558

Histiocytes are tissue cells of monocyte/macrophage lineage that can have both antigen-presenting (dendritic) and phagocytic phenotypes. Dysregulated histiocytic function results in a clinically heterogeneous group of diseases that is difficult to put into a single comprehensive classification. However, for practical purposes they can be grouped as: ...

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