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What is Rosai-Dorfman disease?

What is Rosai-Dorfman disease?

  • Rosai-Dorfman disease: A rare condition characterized by excessive production and accumulation of a particular white blood cell (histiocyte). Accumulation primarily occurs in the lymph nodes, especially in the neck, but may also occur in the skin, central nervous system, digestive tract and kidneys.

Rosai-Dorfman disease: Introduction

Types of Rosai-Dorfman disease:

Broader types of Rosai-Dorfman disease:

Who gets Rosai-Dorfman disease?

Gender Ratio for Rosai-Dorfman disease: male:female 1.8:1

How serious is Rosai-Dorfman disease?

Prognosis of Rosai-Dorfman disease: treatment usually results in recovery although the course of the disease is still lengthy
Complications of Rosai-Dorfman disease: see complications of Rosai-Dorfman disease

What causes Rosai-Dorfman disease?

Causes of Rosai-Dorfman disease: see causes of Rosai-Dorfman disease

What are the symptoms of Rosai-Dorfman disease?

Symptoms of Rosai-Dorfman disease: see symptoms of Rosai-Dorfman disease

Complications of Rosai-Dorfman disease: see complications of Rosai-Dorfman disease

Onset of Rosai-Dorfman disease: birth to 7th decade - median 20.6 years

Can anyone else get Rosai-Dorfman disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Rosai-Dorfman disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Rosai-Dorfman disease

Rosai-Dorfman disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rosai-Dorfman disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rosai-Dorfman disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rosai-Dorfman disease: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rosai-Dorfman disease.
Treatments for Rosai-Dorfman disease: see treatments for Rosai-Dorfman disease
Research for Rosai-Dorfman disease: see research for Rosai-Dorfman disease

Name and Aliases of Rosai-Dorfman disease

Main name of condition: Rosai-Dorfman disease

Other names or spellings for Rosai-Dorfman disease:

sinus histiocytosis, massive lymphadenopathy, Destombes-Rosai-Dorfman disease, Sinus histiocytosis, Juan-Ron fever, RDD, Sinus Histiocytosis with Massive Lymphadenopathy, SHML

Rosai-Dorfman disease: Related Conditions

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