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What is the rate of incidence of pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis?

There's no exact numbers regarding how many people are affected by pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH), but it's considered a rare disease. PLCH is one type of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, or histiocytosis X. In general, histiocytosis X affects about 1 in 200,000 people yearly. PLCH accounts for a small portion of those cases, and is most common among people who smoke who are between the ages of 20 and 40.

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