Publication
Title
Multicentric plasma cell variant Castleman's disease presenting with cutaneous vasculitis and pulmonary parenchymal involvement in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis : case report and review of the literature
Author
Abstract
We present a case of the multicentric plasma cell variant of Castleman's disease (CD) with two rare manifestations. The patient consulted us because of cutaneous vasculitis of the lower limbs, while constitutional symptoms were nearly absent. Imaging studies also revealed pulmonary parenchymal involvement. Furthermore, our patient is the first case in whom association of ankylosing spondylitis with CD is reported. In addition, we present a review of the literature with emphasis on the clinical presentation of CD and its difficult discrimination from autoimmune and infectious disorders. An overview of the therapeutic options is also provided.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Publication
Leuven : 2011
ISSN
0001-5512
Volume/pages
66:4(2011), p. 305-310
ISI
000295022700011
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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