Tuesday, 6 April 2010


This blog is designed to provide information on Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder that occurs when your child has too many of a certain type of white blood cell called a Langerhans cell.
These cells normally reside in the skin and help fight infections and destroy certain foreign substances in the body.
In LCH, these cells accumulate on bones and other parts of the body, particularly the head and neck, causing a wide range of problems.
LCH can also be found in the ribs, sternum, long bones of the arms and legs, vertebra of the spine and the pelvis.
Although LCH can occur in people of all ages, a majority of cases occur in children who are under 10 years old.

There are many, many diseases out there that do not receive any recognition. The primary reason behind this is self-explanatory. Most people have known someone to suffer from Cancer, Alzheimer's or Multiple Sclerosis. It is much more unlikely that people have been affected or known someone who has had Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (aka LCH) - February 2011