Quality of survival in histiocytosis X: a Southwest Oncology Group study.

Journal Article

Sixty children survived for five years after the diagnosis of histiocytosis X. Serious disabilities were seen in 50% of children whose disease involved soft tissue and bone. Late deaths from pulmonary failure were associated with opportunistic infections in two cases. Future treatment approaches must weigh the risks of therapy-related complications against the probability of significant disability if the disease continues for many years.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Komp, DM; El Mahdi, A; Starling, KA; Easley, J; Vietti, TJ; Berry, DH; George, SL

Published Date

  • 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 40

PubMed ID

  • 6969347

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-1532

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States