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Progressive nodular histiocytosis

Disease definition

Progressive nodular histiocytosis is a rare, normolipemic, non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by progressive growth of multiple to disseminated, asymptomatic skin lesions that range in appearance from yellow plaques to coalescence-prone red-brown papules, nodules and pedunculated tumors up to 5 cm in size, located typically on the face, trunk and extremities (and rarely on conjuctiva and mucous membranes). Characteristic microscopic findings include a storiform spindle cell infiltrate in the deep dermis with xanthomatized macrophages and some Touton cells in the upper dermis. It is usually not associated with systemic disease.

ORPHA:158022

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: D76.3
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
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  • MedDRA: -
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