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What is Multi-centric Castleman's Disease?

What is Multi-centric Castleman's Disease?

  • Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: A rare disorder characterized by a generalized overgrowth of lymph node tissue which forms a tumor-like growth. This form of Castleman's disease is progressive and can be serious.

Multi-centric Castleman's Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multi-centric Castleman's Disease, or a subtype of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: Introduction

Types of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease:

Broader types of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease:

What causes Multi-centric Castleman's Disease?

Causes of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: see causes of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease

What are the symptoms of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease?

Symptoms of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: see symptoms of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease

Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Multi-centric Castleman's Disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease.
Treatments for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: see treatments for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease
Research for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease: see research for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease

Name and Aliases of Multi-centric Castleman's Disease

Main name of condition: Multi-centric Castleman's Disease

Other names or spellings for Multi-centric Castleman's Disease:

MCD, Plasmablastic multicentric Castleman disease, PMCD, Idiopathic multicentric Castleman's disease, Multicentric plasma cell variant of Castleman's disease

Idiopathic multicentric Castleman's disease, MCD, Multicentric plasma cell variant of Castleman's disease, PMCD, Plasmablastic multicentric Castleman disease, Multicentric plasma cell variant of Castleman's disease, PMCD, Plasmablastic multicentric Castleman disease, Idiopathic multicentric Castleman's disease, MCD
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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