What Is a Letterer-siwe Disease?

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asked Mar 21, 2010 by anonymous

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A Letterer-Siwe Disease is a disorder that occurs when there are a large number of  the histiocytes or scavenger cells. When adults are affected, it affects their lungs, their small blood vessels and airways are inflamed which is caused by smoking. When children are affected, their bones usually skulls are being damage.

There are no known cause for this condition, but smoking is the main reason why this can make a person sick.

Here are the Symptoms for Adults:

- shortness in breathing
- coughing
- pain in the chest
- weight loss
- fever
- malaise

In Children:

- weight loss
- having trouble gaining weight
- fever
- irritability
- bone pain
- fractures in bone
- rash
- scaling of the scalp
answered Mar 21, 2010 by anonymous