Clinical And Laboratory Evaluation

Tables 22-8 and 22-9 list the tests necessary for clinical and laboratory evaluation and follow-up of LCH and evaluation required upon specific indication respectively. Every patient should have a thorough physical examination including temperature, height, weight and head circumference, pubertal status, skin and scalp for rash, pallor, or jaundice, external and middle ear, face and orbits, oropharynx, dentition, chest and lungs, abdomen for organomegaly, extremity, and spine.

Indications for diagnostic imaging studies are discussed next.

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