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Taratynov’s disease 

Solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the bones. In current view it is a form or stage of histiocytosis X. Se also: Hand-Schüller-Christian disease and Abt-Letterer-Siwe syndrome, which both represent another form of the same nosological entity.


N. I. Taratynov:
On the question of relation between local eosinophilia and formation of Charcot-Leyden crystals 
  in tissues. Kazanskiy Medicinskiy Zhurnal, 1913; 1: 39–54. [in Russian]

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