Castleman's disease. A case report

Turk J Pediatr. Jul-Sep 1996;38(3):361-6.


Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia or Castleman's Disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that manifests itself as a local or generalized tumor-like condition affecting both lymph nodes and non-nodal tissues, usually in the chest and abdomen. Hyaline vascular and plasma cell types have been identified histologically. A new clinical form of CD with multisystemic involvement has been defined as multicentric Castleman's disease. It is very rare in childhood. In this paper we present an eight-year-old boy with multicentric Castleman's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Castleman Disease* / complications
  • Castleman Disease* / diagnosis
  • Castleman Disease* / immunology
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hodgkin Disease / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin Light Chains / blood
  • Male
  • Uveitis / complications


  • Immunoglobulin Light Chains