Langerhans cell histiocytosis, a new clinical phenotype of x-linked lymphoproliferative disease?

  • Zhang X
  • Zhu D
  • Lan H
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Abstract

Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease of unkown cause and is characterized by clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells. Here, we describe the case of a 22-month-old boy with LCH associated with X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP). Sequence analysis of SH2D1A for mutations that cause T-cell dysfunction revealed a CT substitution at nucleotide 462. This is the first case that hints at an association between XLP and LCH. © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Pediatric
  • Sequence analysis
  • X-linked lymphoproliferative disease

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Authors

  • Xiaoying Zhang

  • Dexin Zhu

  • Hekui Lan

  • Li Yu

  • Wei Peng

  • Yabo Mei

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