histiocytosismedical dictionary

A condition marked by the abnormal appearance of histiocytes (macrophages) in the blood. Lipid h., Niemann-Pick disease. Sinus h., a disorder of the lymph nodes in which the distended sinuses are completely or nearly completely, filled by histiocytes, as a result of active multiplication of the littoral cells. H. X, a generic term embracing eosinophilic granuloma, Letterer-Siwe disease and Hand-Schuller-Christian disease and indicating a shared common origin for the three entities.

(16 Dec 1997)