Angiofollicular Lymph Node Hyperplasia

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Definition

Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia is more commonly known as the Castleman's disease, which is categorized as a very rare form of illness that primarily affects the lymph nodes as well as other immune-cell structures of the body.

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests for Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia usually include physical examination, blood and urine tests, lymph node biopsy, and imaging techniques. Since this medical condition has been categorized to be quite rare, patients are often advised to seek second or third medical opinion.

Treatment

Treatment may include surgical removal of the diseased lymph node along with therapies that can help relieve the symptoms associated with the disease. Among the medications prescribed for this condition include chemotherapy, corticosteroids, antiviral drugs and immune modulators.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include feeling of fullness in the abdomen or chest, weight loss, low-grade fever, night sweats, anemia and general feeling of discomfort. The peripheral lymph nodes may also become visibly enlarged and in some cases cause nerve damage to the feet and hands.

Causes

There is still no real and concrete cause that can explain this rare medical condition, although some medical experts believe it has something to do with the human herpes virus that is also associated with Kaposi sarcoma.

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