benign cephalic histiocytosis

benign cephalic histiocytosis

A form of non-Langerhans histiocytosis which is characterised by a self-healing eruption of papules and macules on the head and neck during infancy or childhood.
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DISCUSSION: Papular histiocytosis of the head also known as benign cephalic histiocytosis is a rare, benign non-langerhans cell histiocytic disorder of unknown etiology occurring in infancy and early childhood, (1) and was 1st described by "gianotti et al" in 1971.
is disseminated juvenile xanthogranulomatosis benign cephalic histiocytosis.
Histiocytoses, such as benign cephalic histiocytosis and generalized eruptive hisiocytoma, do not show the cellular lipidization observed in this case.
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