Alternate Names : Pulmonary Histiocytosis X, Histiocytosis X, Eosinophilic Granuloma, Nonlipid Reticuloendotheliosis, Langerhans Histiocytoses, Letterer-Siwe Disease, Hand-Schuller-Christian Disease, Pulmonary Langerhans' Granulomatosis
What can be done to prevent the condition?
There is no known prevention for histiocytosis. A person who stops smoking can reduce his or her risk of lung involvement.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
The long-term effects of histiocytosis in children can be quite significant, even resulting in death. Usually this disease stabilizes in about half of the affected people. The others end up with permanent loss of lung function.
What are the risks to others?
There are no risks to others, as histiocytosis is not contagious.