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Adult Langerhans cell histiocytosis and sclerosing cholangitis: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21063491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Sclerosing cholangitis is a rare complication of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children which can result in liver failure. This combination is even rarer in adults.
CASE REPORT: We report a 65-year-old female who developed sclerosing cholangitis 4 years after the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
CONCLUSION: Sclerosing cholangitis caused by Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare condition in the adult population, but it has a high mortality. There is no definitive therapy other than liver transplantation. The long-term efficacy of liver transplantation remains unknown.
Ibrahim Hatemi; Birol Baysal; Hakan Senturk; Kemal Behzatoglu; Erol Rustu Bozkurt; Gulsen Ozbay
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepatology international     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1936-0541     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatol Int     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304009     Medline TA:  Hepatol Int     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  653-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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