Benign cephalic histiocytosis

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Benign cephalic histiocytosis
Classification and external resources
Specialty hematology
ICD-10 D76.3 (ILDS D76.320)
Orphanet 157997

Benign cephalic histiocytosis (also known as "Histiocytosis with intracytoplasmic worm-like bodies",[1] and not to be confused with "Neonatal cephalic pustulosis") is a rare cutaneous condition affecting boys and girls equally, characterized by skin lesions that initially present on the head in all cases, often the cheeks, eyelids, forehead, and ears.[2]:717

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.