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Castleman's disease in childhood: report of three cases and review of the literature

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Author(s): Farruggia Piero | Trizzino Antonino | Scibetta Nunzia | Cecchetto Giovanni | Guerrieri Patrizia | D'Amore Emanuele | D'Angelo Paolo

Journal: The Italian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 1720-8424

Volume: 37;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Castleman's disease | childhood | differential diagnosis | histological subgroups | outcome

ABSTRACT
Abstract Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare, localized or generalized, lymphoproliferative disorder with a frequent mediastinal location, but possible in any lymph node or extra nodal site. It usually appears in young adults whilst it rarely occurs in childhood. There are only about 100 pediatric cases published, five of them in Italy. We report 3 cases of localized Castleman's disease, investigated in our Department in a 3 years period and reviewed the literature.
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