Castleman's disease - A case report


ARSLAN D. , OZTURK F., Patiroglu T. , KUCUKAYDIN M., GUNDUZ Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.3, pp.361-366, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-366

Abstract

Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia or Castleman's Disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that manifests itself as a local or generalized tumor-like condition affecting both lymph nodes and non-nodal tissues, usually in the chest and abdomen. Hyaline vascular and plasma cell types have been identified histologically. A new clinical form of CD with multisystemic involvement has been defined as multicentric Castleman's disease. It is very rare in childhoed, In this paper we present an eight-year-old boy with multicentric Castleman's disease.