Multicentric Castleman Disease in a Child With Primary Immunodeficiency
ABSTRACT Multicentric Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder mostly seen in adults with HIV. It presents with fever and systemic symptoms and is extremely uncommon in children. We describe a novel case of multicentric Castleman disease associated with primary immunodeficiency (common variable immunodeficiency) and discuss pathophysiologic mechanisms and recent advances in understanding this disease.
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ABSTRACT: Castleman's disease (CD) is an unusual lymphoproliferative disorder that may mimic lymphoma clinically and pathologically. It is classified clinically as localized and multicentric types, and pathologically as hyaline vascular and plasma cell types. It is associated with increased risk of lymphoma and follicular dendritic cell tumors. The pathogenesis of CD is still controversial and complex. Active research is ongoing to highlight more on the etiopathogenesis of this entity. The aim of this article is to review the literature on pathogenesis of CD and to focus on the possible role of viruses in the development of this disease.Saudi medical journal 05/2011; 32(5):451-8. · 0.59 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that usually manifests with nonspecific symptoms, including fever and lymphadenopathy. Treatment of pediatric MCD varies greatly. A 21-month-old child was diagnosed with MCD after presenting with fever. He had incomplete response to initial therapy directed at interleukin-6, but improved with subsequent chemotherapy.Journal of Pediatrics 10/2014; 165(6). DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.042 · 3.79 Impact Factor