The histiocytoses

Clin Lab Med. 1999 Mar;19(1):135-55.


The histiocytoses, systemic disorders of the dendritic or macrophage lines, are an enigmatic group of disorders. It is hoped that by better understanding and identification of the responsible cells in each of the various conditions, their biological nature will become apparent. Because they are unusual, only multi-institutional groups, such as the Histiocyte Society, will be able to collect enough examples and bring a standardized approach to their evaluation. Those interested in joining the Histiocyte Society are invited to apply by contacting the Histiocyte Society, 302 N Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dendritic Cells / pathology
  • Dendritic Cells / physiology
  • Histiocytosis* / classification
  • Histiocytosis* / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Macrophages / pathology
  • Macrophages / physiology