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An unusual presentation of Castleman's Disease:a case report

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Title
An unusual presentation of Castleman's Disease:a case report
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BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2003
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-3-20
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Ifeoma S Izuchukwu, Kamal Tourbaf, Martin C Mahoney

Abstract

Castleman's disease (CD), a rare condition of uncertain etiology, involves a massive proliferation of lymphoid tissues and typically presents as mediastinal masses. We describe a patient with CD who presented with diffuse adenopathy involving the inguinal, paratracheal, retroperitoneal, axillary, and pelvic regions. Case report describing presentation, work-up, management and clinical course of a patient with Castleman's disease in the setting of a county hospital in metropolitan area. Patient was treated with chemotherapeutic agents. To our knowledge, this represents the first case of CD involving an HIV-positive patient with a negative Human Herpes Virus (HHV-8) viral panel. Because patients with similar clinical histories are at high risk for the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma, regular medical surveillance is recommended.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 20%
Student > Postgraduate 2 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 13%
Lecturer 1 7%
Other 2 13%
Unknown 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 60%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%

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