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European Journal of Dermatology


Cutaneous vasculitis in HIV-associated Castleman's disease: a rare manifestation Volume 29, numéro 2, March-April 2019


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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, HIV Unit, “Andreas Sygros” Hospital, 5 Dragoumi str. 16121 Athens, Greece

Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder, first described in 1956. It appears in a localized form (unicentric CD [UCD]) or a systemic/multicentric form (MCD), which causes multiple lymphadenopathy and/or systemic symptoms. HIV-infected patients are at risk of MCD; these cases are associated with the presence of human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) and have a poor prognosis if left untreated [1]. High clinical suspicion is essential for timely diagnosis, as the symptoms are atypical [...]