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  1. Erdheim-Chester disease(Noun)

    polyostotic sclerosing histiocytosis, a rare disease characterized by the abnormal multiplication of histiocytes.

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  1. Erdheim-Chester Disease

    A rare form of non-Langerhans-cell histiocytosis (HISTIOCYTOSIS, NON-LANGERHANS-CELL) with onset in middle age. The systemic disease is characterized by infiltration of lipid-laden macrophages, multinucleated giant cells, an inflammatory infiltrate of lymphocytes and histiocytes in the bone marrow, and a generalized sclerosis of the long bones.


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