PAUL H. MORTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the last few years occasional reports have appeared in the literature concerning a group of diseases of the reticuloendothelial system which have the appearance of inflammatory granulomas and are thought to be of infectious origin, although the etiology is still unknown. They have many of the characteristics of neoplasms, but they are not true tumors, since they grow by the addition of cells and not by cell division.
European investigators1 had previously called attention to the intimate relationship between eosinophilic granuloma of bone, Hand-Schüller-Christian disease and Letterer-Siwe disease as interrelated manifestations of the same fundamental pathologic process. But it
MORTON PH. CHRONIC, DISSEMINATED, NONLIPOID RETICULOENDOTHELIOSIS (HISTIOCYTOSIS X): TREATMENT WITH CORTICOTROPIN AND ANTIBIOTICS, WITH REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:317–331. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-317
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):317-331.
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