Definition of Castleman disease
Note: The localized form of Castleman disease affects a single lymph node or single group of lymph nodes (as in the chest or abdomen) and is often asymptomatic. The systemic form affects multiple groups of lymph nodes and causes flulike symptoms (such as fatigue, fever, and weight loss), edema, neuropathy, life-threatening infection, enlargement of the liver or spleen, or kidney dysfunction.
— called also angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia, giant lymph node hyperplasia
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