Since the term "eosinophilic granuloma" was coined by Lichtenstein and Jaffé 1 for a recognized bone lesion in 1940, and since the suggested nosologic relationship between Hand-Schüller-Christian, Letterer-Siwe, and eosinophilic granuloma of bone by Farber,2 numerous reports of histologically similar lesions have been reported in the following locations: lung,3 gastrointestinal tract, particularly the stomach,4 skin,5,6 urinary bladder,7 prostate, and vulva.8 It is the intent of this paper to report a case of "eosinophilic granuloma" of the thymus and a case of eosinophilic granuloma occurring in the parotid glands, bilaterally; these both occurred in children.
Report of Cases
Case 1.—This 12-year-old Chinese male was well until three days before admission when he developed fever of 101 F in the evening. During this time he complained of headache, anorexia, epistaxis, and arthralgia of the right knee and left ankle. He was admitted to the hospital with
BEATTY EC. Eosinophilic Granuloma of Parotid Gland and Thymus. Am J Dis Child. 1963;105(5):507-510. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1963.02080040509015