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Xanthogranuloma, Juvenile
(Nevoxanthoendothelioma; Xanthoma, Juvenile)


Benign disorder of infants and children caused by proliferation of histiocytes, macrophages found in tissues. These histiocytes, usually lipid-laden non-langerhans cells, form multiple yellow-red nodules most often in the skin, the eye, and sometimes in the viscera. patients appear to have normal lipid metabolism and are classified as a normolipemic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

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Juvenile xanthogranulomaTouton giant cellNecrobiotic xanthogranulomaHyphemaXanthoma disseminatum

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