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Diseases » Rosai-Dorfman disease » Glossary
 

Glossary for Rosai-Dorfman disease

  • Amyloidosis: A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid accumulates in body organs and tissues where it can cause damage and is potentially fatal. Symptoms depend on the organs involved. There are numerous forms of the condition: primary amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis and familial amyloidosis.
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome: An inherited autoimmune condition characterized by proliferation of lymphocytes and autoimmunity against the body's own blood cells resulting in premature death of certain blood cells.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes: Where the lymph glands are swollen more than there normal size
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Lymphatic system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the lymphatic system including lymph nodes and lymphatic circulation.
  • Lymphoma: Cancer involving lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • Paleness: Whitening or pallor of the skin
  • Swollen spleen: Swelling or enlargement of the spleen
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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