Gyermekkori Langerhans-sejtes histiocytosissal szerzett magyarországi tapasztalataink

Translated title of the contribution: Experiences with Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in children in Hungary

Müller Judit, Koós Rozália, Garami Miklós, Hauser Péter, Borgulya Gábor, Schuler Dezsǒ, Benyó Gábor, Magyarosy Edina, Galántai Ilona, Milei Krisztina, Török Katalin, Bárdi Edit, Hunyadi Katalin, Gábor Krisztina, Masáth Péter, Bodnár László

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Background: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in children is relatively rare, and the long-term analysis of therapy results has not been done yet in Hungary. Purpose: In this review we summarise the incidence, clinical features, prognostic risk factors and treatment results of children's LCH in Hungary, using data from the National Childhood Cancer Registry in Hungary in a 20-year period between 1981 and 2000. Results: From January 1981 to December 2000, 111 children under 18 years of age were newly diagnosed with LCH in Hungary. The male-female ratio was 1.36:1, the mean age: 4 years 11 months. The minimal and median follow-up time was 3.48 years and 10.98 years respectively. 38 children had singlesystem disease, while in 73 cases we found systemic dissemination already at the time of diagnosis. Twenty-two patients were treated only by local surgery, 7 by surgery with local irradiation and 5 children received only local irradiation. In two cases remission was obtained with local steroid administration. 75 patient received chemotherapy. During the twenty years 14 children died, 9 due to the progression of the disease. Sixteen of the 111 patients had relapse with a mean of 2.16±1.29 years after the first diagnosis. Three patients with relapse got chemotherapy generally used in lymphoma and remission was achieved. The overall survival of all patients (n=111) was 88.3±3.1% at 5 years and 87.3±3.2% at 10 and 20 years. Conclusion: Childhood LCH is a well treatable disease and the survival rate is high. Even disseminated diseases have a quite good prognosis in childhood.

Translated title of the contributionExperiences with Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in children in Hungary
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalMagyar onkologia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004

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    Judit, M., Rozália, K., Miklós, G., Péter, H., Gábor, B., Dezsǒ, S., Gábor, B., Edina, M., Ilona, G., Krisztina, M., Katalin, T., Edit, B., Katalin, H., Krisztina, G., Péter, M., & László, B. (2004). Gyermekkori Langerhans-sejtes histiocytosissal szerzett magyarországi tapasztalataink. Magyar onkologia, 48(4), 289-295.