A case of Takayasu arteritis complicated by Castleman's disease

Saeko Takahashi, Ikuo Kamiyama, Akitoshi Ishizaka

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Abstract

We describe the first case of Takayasu Arteritis (TA) complicated by multicentric hyaline-vascular type of Castleman's disease (CD) which was diagnosed by the biopsy of mediastinal lymphnode 23 years after the diagnosis of TA. CD is classified as a lymphoid disorder of immune regulation characterized by a systemic, unregulated B cell proliferation, and there are some reports about the coincidence of CD and autoimmune diseases. This case has allowed us to gain some insight into a possible relation between the two disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume27
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

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Keywords

  • Castleman's disease
  • Takayasuarteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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