Non-neuropathic Niemann-Pick disease with sea blue histolocytic involvement of the lungs: A case report

Altuntas B., Yarali N. , Kuyucu S., Arslan Z., Ertan U., Arda N., ...More

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.8, no.2, pp.254-256, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-256
  • Keywords: non-neuropathic Niemann-Pick disease, sea-blue histiocyte


A 10-year-old boy patient was evaluated for hepatosplenomegaly and reticulonodular appearance of both lungs on the posteroanterior chest x-ray. Foamy and sea-blue histiocytes were noted in the bone marrow. He also had biopsy proven pulmonary and liver involvement with sea-blue and foamy histiocytes. Neurological examination was normal. The diagnosis was lipid storage disease, most likely non-neuropathic Niemann-Pick disease with sea-blue histiocytes.