Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Symptoms & Causes

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What causes Langerhans cell histiocytosis?

We don’t really know. Researchers are studying viral infections or environmental factors that could lead to this disorder.

What are the symptoms of LCH?

LCH can result in symptoms in one or several parts of the body. Common symptoms your child may be experiencing include:

  • skin rash
  • tenderness or pain originating from a bone
  • loose or lost teeth
  • swollen gums
  • multiple ear infectionseyelid swelling and other vision problems
  • excessive thirst and urination
  • fever and night sweats
  • weakness and failure to gain weight
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