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How serious is castleman disease?

How serious is castleman disease?

Castleman: In unicentric disease, prognosis after surgical removal of the involved node is very good. With multicentric disease there is variation in prognosis: one form can persist for months-years without worsening, another can relapse and remit over years, another is more aggressive (common in HIV affected patients). Evaluation and management with a heme/oncologist is important. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have castlemans disease or lymphoma?

How can I tell if I have castlemans disease or lymphoma?

Biopsy: Biopsy. The presentation of cd and lymphoma can be similar and may require a center that sees more of it to review. Here is a patient oriented review: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/castleman-disease/ds01000. ...Read more

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I had surgery last january to remove an enlarged lymph node, after the surgery the node biopsy was castlemans disease. I am still having night sweats.

I had surgery last january to remove an enlarged lymph node, after the surgery the node biopsy was castlemans disease. I am still having night sweats.

Castleman's disease: Is what is known as a lymphoproliferative disease and not a cancer per se but can act like a lymphoma one of the symptoms of which is night sweats. It can later be associated with lymphoma and most often treated with chemotherapy. It is not a common disease. But I am sure your doctor will be going over all of this and more with you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What pick's disease?

What pick's disease?

Nuerodegeerative des: Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include loss of speech (aphasia) and dementia. While some of the symptoms can initially be alleviated, the disease progresses and patients often die within two to ten years. ...Read more

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What is slims disease?

What is slims disease?

HIV: Slims disease is the old term for HIV ( human immunodeficiency) wasting syndrome or aids. ...Read more

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What is severs disease?

What is severs disease?

Sever's disease : Or calcaneal apophysitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing athlete and is due to overuse and repetitive microtrauma of growth plates of the calcaneus bone in the heel. It occurs in children ages 7 to 15, with the majority of patients presenting between 10 and 14 years of age. ...Read more

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What is buchet disease?

What is buchet disease?

Behcet's disease?: Beh├žet's disease is an inflammation of arteries (vasculitis) that often presents with mucous membrane ulcers and eye problems. As a systemic disease, it can also involve organs such as the gastrointestinal tract, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. ...Read more

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What is bichet disease?

Bechet's disease: Is an autoimmune process associated with ulceration throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is maralia disease?

What is maralia disease?

Malaria: Malaria is a disease of the blood spread by mosquito bites. It can be deadly and is one of the major areas of research by numerous agencies world wide. ...Read more

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What is bowen's disease?

What is bowen's disease?

Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read more

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