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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 162-164

Persistent or recurrent Castleman's disease - Look out for a lurking lymphoma!


1 Department of Pathology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Shalinee Rao
Department of Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.92820

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Castleman's disease, a rare condition of uncertain etiology clinically presents in isolated form or as a multicentric disease. The multicentric form can develop malignancies such as Kaposi's sarcoma or lymphomas. We present a case of Castleman's disease with coexisting interfollicular Hodgkin's lymphoma that was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. This case report highlights the fact that an occult lymphoma has to be ruled out in persistent or recurrent Castleman's disease.


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