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Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2007 Oct 15;49(5):748-50.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis infiltration into pancreas and kidney.

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  • 1Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


An 18-month-old male presented with a swelling of the neck for 2 months. A presumptive diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) was made on fine needle aspiration cytology from the lymph node. The child received chemotherapy. He remained well for around 10 months, when he represented with loose stools, cough, and respiratory distress. His condition deteriorated over a few hours culminating in death. A partial autopsy revealed LCH infiltration in liver, pancreas, and kidneys along with bronchopneumonia. The pancreatic and renal infiltration by LCH is extremely rare.

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