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The Castleman Criteria

When your symptoms belong to a rare illness, such as Castleman disease (a lymph node disorder), the diagnostic outlook is bleak. Idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) is a life-threatening subtype that affects multiple lymph nodes. With no established diagnostic protocol in place, sufferers may remain undiagnosed – or misdiagnosed with lymphoma or autoimmune disorders – for years. To offer a solution, a multinational team of investigators banded together to pioneer a set of identification criteria (1).

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