Christian syndrome

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Hand-Schül·ler-Chris·tian dis·ease

(hand shēl'ĕr kris'chĕn),
the chronic disseminated form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. The classic triad of signs consists of diabetes insipidus, exophthalmos, and bony lesions composed of histiocytes.
(1) Adducted thumb syndrome [MIM 201550]
(2) Hand-Schüller-Christian Disease
(3) Preaxial brachydactyly with Hallux Varus and Thumb Abduction [MIM 11450]
(4) X-Linked Skeletal Dysplasia, Mental Retardation, Abducens Palsy [MIM 309620]
(5) Weber-Christian Disease, aka Relapsing Nodular Nonsuppurative Panniculitis


Henry Asbury, U.S. internist, 1876-1951.
Christian disease - (1) Synonym(s): Hand-Schüller-Christian disease; - ; (2) Synonym(s): Weber-Christian disease
Christian syndrome - Synonym(s): Hand-Schüller-Christian disease
Hand-Schüller-Christian disease - see under Hand
Weber-Christian disease - see under Weber, Frederick Parkes


Joe C., U.S. geneticist.
Christian syndrome - (1) autosomal recessive trait causing craniosynostosis, arthrogryposis, cleft palate, microcephaly, and other musculoskeletal abnormalities; Synonym(s): adducted thumbs syndrome; (2) X-linked trait causing short stature, cervical vertebral fusion, scoliosis; sometimes associated with glucose intolerance and imperforate anus. Synonym(s):
Christian disease
Hand-Schüller-Christian disease, relapsing febrile nodular nonsuppurative panniculitis,
, Christian syndrome (kris'chĕn di-zēz', sin'drōm)
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