Conditions We Treat
Our Histiocytosis program covers a lot of conditions. As you’re researching conditions and treatments, we want to provide you with the information you need without overwhelming you.
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We cover many more conditions than the ones listed here. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are ready to help.
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
- Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
- Juvenile Xanthogranulomatosis (JXG)
- Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD)
What is Histiocytosis?
Histiocytosis is a rare blood disorder that most commonly shows up in children and is caused by an excess of histiocytes (white blood cells) that can attack the skin, bones, lungs, liver, spleen, gums, ears, eyes and/or the central nervous system. This disease can cause a small flare up that goes away on its own or have a larger impact that affects multiple organs.
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
Histiocytes (or Langerhans cells) are meant to destroy foreign materials in the body and fight infection. For those diagnosed with LCH, cells overproduce. They can accumulate in organs and result in a variety of symptoms. Despite the rarity of LCH, our team has the staff and experience to outline a treatment plan for pediatric patients.
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
An uncompromised immune system will experience inflamed histiocytes when battling infection; once the infection has been eliminated, the inflammation will subside. For patients diagnosed with HLH, this isn’t the case. Though it’s even a rarer form of histiocytosis than LCH, our care teams are equipped to walk you through treatment options and more.