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Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Etiology unknown. Due to abnormal proliferation of histiocytes throughout the reticuloendothelial system. Any organ system may be involved. This is the acute disseminated form involving the bone marrow, lymphatics, and solid organs. There may be no skeletal lesions. Prognosis is poor.
See abnormal proliferation of histiocytes throughout the reticuloendothelial system.
May have generalized osteopenia with decreased cortical thickness if the disease is in a disseminated form.
See References Chapter.
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