Letterer-Siwe syndrome

Letterer-Siwe syndrome

[let′ərər zē′və]
Etymology: Erich Letterer, German pathologist, b. 1895; Sture A. Siwe, Swedish physician, 1897-1966
any of a group of acquired malignant neoplastic diseases of unknown origin, characterized by histiocytic elements. The syndrome, fatal when untreated, occurs in infancy. Anemia, hemorrhage, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and localized tumefactions over bones are usually present.

Letterer,

Erich, German pathologist, 1895-1932.
Abt-Letterer-Siwe syndrome - Synonym(s): Letterer-Siwe disease
Letterer reticulosis - Synonym(s): Letterer-Siwe disease
Letterer-Siwe disease - the acute disseminated form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Synonym(s): Abt-Letterer-Siwe syndrome; Letterer reticulosis; Letterer-Siwe syndrome; nonlipid histiocytosis
Letterer-Siwe syndrome - Synonym(s): Letterer-Siwe disease

Siwe,

Sture August, Swedish pediatrician, 1897-1966.
Abt-Letterer-Siwe syndrome - Synonym(s): Letterer-Siwe disease
Letterer-Siwe disease - see under Letterer
Letterer-Siwe syndrome - Synonym(s): Letterer-Siwe disease