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Hand-Schüller-Christian disease

noun Hand-Schül·ler-Chris·tian disease \ ˌhand-ˌshü-lər-ˈkris(h)-chən- \

medical Definition of Hand-Schüller-Christian disease

: an inflammatory histiocytosis associated with disturbances in cholesterol metabolism that occurs chiefly in young children and is marked by cystic defects of the skull and by exophthalmos and diabetes insipidus called also Schüller-Christian disease

Biographical Note for hand-schüller-christian disease

  • Christian, Henry Asbury (1876–1951), American physician. Christian gave a more complete description in 1919 which included all the major characteristics.

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