Unicentric Castleman disease

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Synonyms: Localized Castleman disease

A rare benign lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by involvement of a single lymph node or a group of lymph nodes in one lymph node station (most commonly in the mediastinum neck abdomen or retroperitoneum). Histopathologically it may occur as a hyaline vascular subtype with hyaline-vascular follicles and a fibrotic and hypervascular stroma with sinus compression or a mixed/plasmacytic subtype with dense interfollicular sheets of (usually polytypic) plasma cells extending to the cortex and variably sized lymphoid follicles including some with regressive changes. Clinically most patients are asymptomatic and lesions are detected incidentally.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version July 2024

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Advocacy Organizations

Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN); University of Pennsylvania

The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN) is a global initiative dedicated to accelerating research and treatment for Castleman disease (CD) to improve survival for all patients with CD. We work to achieve this by facilitating collaboration among the global research community, mobilizing resources, strategically investing in high-impact research, and supporting patients and their loved ones.

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My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

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Youth And Women for Opportunities Uganda-YWOU

Our mission supports Rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases diagnosis, care and treatment, education, awareness and empowering health care professionals and patients care takers of rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases arena in Uganda, build capacity and bridge lack of clinical knowledge and experience and provide search/quest for diagnostic laboratories, I advocate for changes in laws, practices

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Clinical Trials

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