Eosinophilic Granuloma: A Rare and Often Benign Condition Presenting as a Lump on the Head, which was Easily Treated

  • Tatiana Pires Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Catarina Duarte Santos Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Miguel Gonzalez Santos Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Luís Luz Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Ana Ferrão Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Maria J. Banza Department of Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal

Keywords

Eosinophilic granuloma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Abstract

Eosinophilic granuloma is a localized, non-invasive form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. It usually develops in the long bones and is more frequent in children under the age of 10 years. It is very rare in adults. 
We present the case of a young woman admitted to hospital for persistent refractory left parietal headache, later revealed to be caused by an eosinophilic granuloma.

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  • Published: 2021-07-20

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Pires T, Duarte Santos C, Gonzalez Santos M, Luz L, Ferrão A, Banza MJ. Eosinophilic Granuloma: A Rare and Often Benign Condition Presenting as a Lump on the Head, which was Easily Treated. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002727.

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