Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD)

Common Name(s)

Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD), Erdheim-Chester Disease

Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare condition that can affect many different organs of the body. This condition, which usually affects adults, is characterized by excessive production and accumulation of histiocytes (specific cells that normally play a role in responding to infection and injury) within multiple tissues and organs. As a result, these tissues and organs become thickened, dense and fibrotic.  Sites of involvement may include the long bones, skin, tissues behind the eyeballs, lungs, brain, and pituitary gland, among others. Signs and symptoms, as well as disease course, depend on the specific location and extent of involvement. Without successful treatment, organ failure can occur.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD)" for support, advocacy or research.

ECD Global Alliance

We are a group of Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) patients and their loved ones. Our mission is to: provide support to those affected by ECD, raise awareness of ECD, promote research related to ECD and share educational material regarding ECD.

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2012

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD)" for support, advocacy or research.

ECD Global Alliance

We are a group of Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) patients and their loved ones. Our mission is to: provide support to those affected by ECD, raise awareness of ECD, promote research related to ECD and share educational material regarding ECD.

http://www.erdheim-chester.org

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical and Basic Investigations Into Erdheim Chester Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myelofibrosis; Gaucher Disease; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS); Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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