What Is LCH?

Langerhans cells are a type of white blood cell that helps fight off infection. In Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), too many immature Langerhans cells are made and start to build up in different parts of the body. LCH can form tumors or cause damage to organs. The exact cause of this disease is not known, but doctors are researching the causes and treatments.

LCH is a rare disease and can occur in any age group. However, the majority of cases appear to occur in children from newborns to 15 years old.

Contact Us

For general immunology questions or to schedule a consultation with the Immune Deficiency and Histiocytosis Program, contact Cindi Tillman at 513-636-1422 or cindi.tillman@cchmc.org.