Rosai-Dorfman disease

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Rosai-Dorfman disease

Rosai-Dorfman disease was first described by Rosai and Dorfman in 1969.  It is a benign disease which is characterized by over-production and accumulation of a specific type of white blood cell (histiocyte) in the lymph nodes of the body, most often those of the neck (cervical).  Other lymph node groups may also be involved and, in some cases, abnormal accumulation of histiocytes may occur in other areas of the body (extranodal). The cause of this condition remains unknown, although altered immune responses and infectious agents may play a role. SHML is a self-limited and seldom life-threatening disease which commonly does not require therapy.
 
 

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Histiocytosis Association

The Histiocytosis Association is dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure.

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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Histiocytosis Association

The Histiocytosis Association is dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure.

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Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rosai-Dorfman disease" returned 92 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease as Isolated Lesion of the Tibia Diagnosed by Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Jie Xu, Chun-Hua Liu, Yan-Si Wang, Chang-Xian Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e2038.

 

Few studies have used fine-needle aspiration cytology for the purpose of isolated skeletal Rosai-Dorfman diseases (RDDs) diagnosis.Herein, we described an extremely rare case of a 56-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with an insidious onset of pain in the right proximal ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Isolated intracranial rosai-dorfman disease involving the meninges: report of a rare case.
 

Author(s): Amoolya Bhat, Shivakumar S Kupanur, V Geethamani

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2015 ;25(1):186-9.

 

Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy or Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a reactive condition of unknown etiology, characterised by a proliferation of histiocytes exhibiting emperipolesis of lymphocytes and plasma cells. It usually presents as bilateral painless cervical ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2015

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Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman Disease Located on the Breast: Rapid Effectiveness of Methotrexate After Failure of Topical Corticosteroids, Acitretin and Thalidomide.
 

Author(s): Marion Nadal, Thibault Kervarrec, Marie-Christine Machet, Tony Petrella, Laurent Machet

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2015 Jul;95(6):758-9.

 

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2015

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The terms "Rosai-Dorfman disease" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Co-occurrence of intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease and Langerhans histiocytosis of the skull: case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Shankar Ayyappan Kutty, Sreekala Sreehari

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2015 ;25(3):496-9.

 

Rosai-Dorfman Disease involves histiocytic proliferation of the lymphatic system. Extranodal disease involving the central nervous system is uncommon. Furthermore, the combination of this disease entity with Langerhans cell histiocytosis is an even rarer phenomenon that has only recently ...

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2015

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Rosai-Dorfman disease: tumor biology, clinical features, pathology, and treatment.
 

Author(s): Samir Dalia, Elizabeth Sagatys, Lubomir Sokol, Timothy Kubal

Journal: Cancer Control. 2014 Oct;21(4):322-7.

 

Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare, nonmalignant clinical entity characterized by a group of clinical symptoms and characteristic pathological features.

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2014

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Rosai-Dorfman disease of the pericardium: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): I-Weng Lao, Yun Dong, Jian Wang

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Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is an uncommon histiocytic disease of unknown etiology. It typically presents as massive lymphadenopathy with a predilection for the cervical lymph nodes of children and young adults. However, extranodal involvement is not uncommon and may cause confusion ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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International Rare Histiocytic Disorders Registry (IRHDR)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rare Histiocytic Disorders (RHDs); Juvenile Xanthogranuloma (JXG); Reticulohistiocytoma (Epithelioid Histiocytoma); Xanthoma Disseminatum (XD); Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis (MRH); Systemic Juvenile Xanthogranuloma; Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD); Multi-system Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD)

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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