ANTHONY W. WILLIAMS; WILLIAM G. DUNNINGTON; STEPHEN J. BERTE
In 1953 Lichtenstein1 proposed the name "histiocytosis X" to designate the three related disease complexes, Schüller-Christian disease, Letterer-Siwe disease, and eosinophilic granuloma of bone. This term was chosen in order to integrate the three diseases under a single descriptive heading and to emphasize their basic pathologic process, that of histiocytic proliferation in the particular tissue involved. Lichtenstein's terminology climaxed a period during which pathologists investigating these diseases expressed the opinion that eosinophilic granuloma of bone, as originally described by Otani and Ehrlich2 and by Lichtenstein and Jaffe3 in 1940, was one variation in the clinical expression of a single
WILLIAMS AW, DUNNINGTON WG, BERTE SJ. PULMONARY EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA: A CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC DISCUSSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:30–45. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-30
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):30-45.
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