Article Text

Download PDFPDF
CASE REPORT
Into the wild world of eosinophilic granuloma
  1. Anil Kumar Dhull1,
  2. Sumeet Aggarwal1,
  3. Vivek Kaushal1,
  4. Sunita Singh2
  1. 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak, Haryana, India
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak, Haryana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anil Kumar Dhull, anildhull{at}sify.com

Summary

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a group of relatively rare disease processes of reticuloendothelial system with an abnormal proliferation of Langerhans cells or their precursors. A wide spectrum of treatment modalities is available for LCH which includes surgery, curettage, steroids, radiation, various chemotherapy regimens, either in combination or alone have so far been adopted. There are several case reports of eosinophilic granuloma but for recurrent cases very few have discussed on treatment of LCH in adults. We report a case of a 21-year-old man presented with eosinophilic granuloma with recurrence of the lesions after 6 years of the initial treatment. Patient was treated with combination chemotherapy with three weekly CHOP regimen and the patient is disease free after 6 months of follow-up. Contrary to other reports, this case demonstrates that a good response with standard therapy is possible.

View Full Text

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.