Castleman Disease Report

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Midterm: Castleman Disease Report
Kenya Lockhart
CMA 146
Human Body Systems 2

1. Table of Contents


Castleman Disease ................................................................................................................... 1


Risk factors for Castleman Disease ......................................................................................... 1


Castleman Signs and Symptoms.............................................................................................. 2


Castleman Disease Treatment and Side Effects ...................................................................... 2


After Castleman Disease ......................................................................................................... 3


References: .............................................................................................................................. 4

Figure 1: Irregular Overgrowth of Cells of the Lymph System...................................................... 1

2. Castleman Disease
A lot of people are unaware of or just never heard of Castleman Disease. Castleman disease (CD) is a very rare illness of the lymph nodes and related tissues. In the medical community, it is also known as "Castleman's disease, giant lymph node hyperplasia", or "agio follicular lymph node hyperplasia" (AFH). The condition was first discovered, described, and eventually named after Dr. Benjamin Castleman in the 1950s (Castleman, 2016). CD is not cancer although it is sometimes thought of as such. In contrast to cancer, it is considered a
"lymphoproliferative disorder" which means there is an irregular overgrowth of cells of the lymph system that is comparable in many ways to lymphomas…...

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