Castleman disease is a rare disorder that involves an overgrowth (proliferation) of cells in your body's disease-fighting network (lymphatic system). Also known as giant lymph node hyperplasia and angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia, Castleman disease can occur in a localized (unicentric) or widespread (multicentric) form.
Fever. Night sweats. Fatigue and weakness. Loss of appetite. Unintended weight loss. Enlarged lymph nodes, usually around the neck, collarbone, underarm and groin areas. Enlarged liver or spleen.
The probability of having CD increased in the statistical areas of (SAMS) areas with higher average annual work income, with an odds ratio (OR) of 2.24 and 95% CI of 1.76-2.85. Reduced CD risk in neighborhoods was associated with higher average age (OR 0.96; 95% CI 0.95-0.97), higher proportion of residents with a university education (OR 0.98; 95% CI 0.97-0.99), and higher level of industrial and commercial activity (OR 0.59; 95% CI 0.44-0.82).