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Langerhans’ cell Histiocytosis of Temporal Bone -Case Report-

Author: Nadhim Omran Khadhim*,
Journal: Karbala Journal of Medicine مجلة كربلاء الطبية ISSN: 19905483 Year: 2013 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 1689-1693
Publisher: Kerbala University جامعة كربلاء

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A 3 year old child presented with a history of progressive abdominal distentionassociated with low grade fever and discharging left ear for the last 6 months. Hewas diagnosed as a case of chronic suppurative otitis media. He was not respondingto the medical treatment. He then developed left post-auricular soft not tender swelling withaural granulation tissue and hepatosplenomegaly. Clinical and histological examinationconfirmed the diagnosis of Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis. His condition responded very wellto steroids and chemotherapy. This case report to highlight this condition as a possible causeof chronic suppurative otitis media and requires imaging and histological examinations fordefinitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment.Key words: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), temporal bone, chronic suppurative otitismedia, hepatosplenomegaly. Complete Blood Picture (CBP)

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