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June 10, 1983

T6-Antigen—Bearing Cells in Eosinophilic Granuloma of Bone

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

JAMA. 1983;249(22):3071-3072. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330460053032

T6-antigen—bearing Langerhans' cells were detected in a touch imprint of eosinophilic granuloma involving a thoracic vertebra of an 11-year-old boy. It is interesting to note that in this localized form of histiocytosis X, no T6-antigen-bearing Langerhans' cells were found in the peripheral blood. Immunofluorescence detection of T6 antigenicity has not been described in this disease and may serve as a rapid diagnostic test.

(JAMA 1983;249:3071-3072)