Changes to the Summary (05/22/2013)
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Revised text to state that solvent exposure in parents, family history of cancer, and perinatal infections have a weak association with LCH, but there is no increase in cases after viral epidemics (cited Venkatramani et al. as reference 13). Also revised text to state that an increased frequency of family members with thyroid disease has been reported in white patients.
Added Abbritti et al. as reference 21.
Added Abbritti et al. as reference 4.
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