What is Erdheim-Chester Disease?

Erdheim-Chester Disease is an extremely rare disorder that can affect many different organs of the body. It is characterized by excessive production and accumulation of specific cells whose normal function is to fight infections. These cells, which are called histiocytes, infiltrate the loose connective tissue of the body. As a result this tissue becomes thickened, dense and fibrotic. Multiple different organs can be affected. Unless successful treatment is found, organ failure can result.

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  •  PATIENT & FAMILY GATHERING
    October 27, 2017
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    Interested in joining a trial?

    Trials provide treatment and care advantages to patients and to the ECD community. See the list of trials & studies accepting ECD patients around the world by following the learn more link below.

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  •  ECD MEDICAL SYMPOSIUM
    October 26, 2017
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    2017 #GivingTuesday

    Join the ECD Global Alliance community during #GivingTuesday November 28, 2017 and donate to a great cause! Donations to the ECDGA support Erdheim-Chester Disease patients across the globe! More information coming soon!

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