AffiliationDepartment Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7 and University College Dublin, School of Medicine & Medical Sciences, Dublin. email@example.com
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
Giant Lymph Node Hyperplasia
Herpesvirus 8, Human
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CitationMulticentric Castleman's disease & HIV infection. 2009, 102 (9):294-5 Ir Med J
JournalIrish medical journal
AbstractWe report the case of a 35 year patient from Nigeria who presented with fever and splenomegaly. The initial diagnosis was Salmonellosis. However, relapsing symptoms lead to a re-evaluation and ultimately a diagnosis of Multicentric Castleman's Disease (MCD). There is no gold standard treatment but our patient responded to Rituximab and Highly active anti-retroviral therapy. MCD is a rare, aggressive disease that should be considered in a HIV positive patient presenting with fever and significant lymphadenopathy.
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