Castleman's Disease / Taflo Syndrome Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is castleman's disease / TAFLO syndrome?

Castleman disease is a rare disorder in which there is an overgrowth of lymph node cells. In many cases, a single lymph node is affected, usually in the chest or abdomen. The exact cause is unknown. It may be associated with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8).

Symptoms of castleman's disease / TAFLO syndrome

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Swelling of any body part

Questions your doctor may ask to check for castleman's disease / TAFLO syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose castleman's disease / TAFLO syndrome

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you feel your lymph nodes are swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you have any swelling in any part of your body?

Treatment for castleman's disease / TAFLO syndrome

Castleman disease can be treated surgically in some cases. If surgery is impossible, medication may be prescribed to shrink the lymph node.

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Internal medicine

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