Multicentric Castleman Disease

The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic ves...

The superficial lymph glands and lymphatic vessels of the upper extremity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Multicentric Castleman Disease is a non-clonal disease of the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes are found in the groin area and under the arm pits. They are a part of the lymphatic system and play a vital role in keeping the body free of intruders that can cause disease.


One of the physical signs of Castleman Disease is abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes. This is due to the presence of a a growth within lymphatic tissue. Multicentric Castleman’s affects more than one area of the body.


People with Multicentric Castleman Disease may experience night sweats and weight loss or anorexia. They may also have fever and severe fatigue. people who are affected may also exhibit anemia and have swelling in peripheral areas of their body.


There are natural remedies that have brought some amount of relief for persons who are suffering from diseases that affect the lymphatic system. For example, a few people have found success in alleviating their symptoms naturally by using castor oil for treating lymphatic disorders.


Doctors usually recommend that individuals who have Multicentric Castleman Disease receive immunoglobulin intravenously. They may also prescribe an anti-herpes drug, such as acyclovir. In some cases surgery or chemotherapy may also be helpful.


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