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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The terms "Rosai-Dorfman disease" returned 72 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Case for diagnosis. Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease.
 

Author(s): Han Ma, Huaiqiu Huang, Meirong Li, Wei Lai, Chun Lu

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(1):171-2.

 

Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare, lymphoproliferative disease. It is benign and self-limited, only involves skin and subcutaneous tissue and typically occurs as histiocyte-rich inflammatory infiltrates, manifesting as erythematous to brown papules, plaques, or nodules, without ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Possible association of cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease and chronic Crohn disease: a case series report.
 

Author(s): Katrin A Salva, Melissa Stenstrom, Jonith Y Breadon, Paul Blair Odland, Daniel Bennett, Jack Longley, Gary S Wood

Journal: JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Feb;150(2):177-81.

 

IMPORTANCE Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease (CRDD), a variant of Rosai-Dorfman disease limited to the skin, has a wide range of clinical presentations. Rosai-Dorfman disease is believed to result from an aberrant response to antigens, caused by immunosuppressive macrophages. Macrophage-mediated ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014

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Isolated intracranial Rosai-Dorfman disease: report of two cases and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mamdouh Abdel-Razek, Ghazi Ahmed Matter, Waleed Abdelfattah Azab, Kenneth Chukwuka Katchy, Anupama Arora Mallik

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2013 ;23(4):509-13.

 

Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare but well-recognized idiopathic histioproliferative disease affecting the systemic lymph nodes. It is characterized by an unusual proliferation of histiocytic cells. Intracranial localization is a rare manifestation of RDD. The clinical and radiological ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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The terms "Rosai-Dorfman disease" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Generalized pure cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease: a link between inflammation and cancer not associated with mitochondrial DNA and SLC29A3 gene mutation?
 

Author(s): Min Zheng, Rui Bi, Wei Li, Lilla Landeck, Jia-Qi Chen, Li-Min Lao, Sui-Qing Cai, Yong-Gang Yao, Xiao-Yong Man

Journal: Discov Med. 2013 Nov;16(89):193-200.

 

Recently, we described a case of generalized pure cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease in a 43-year-old Asian man in JAMA. The lesions distributed on nearly all of the skin of the whole body, except for mucous sites. Molecular, immunophenotypic, and sequencing analyses seem to define it ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease involving appendix and mesenteric nodes with a protracted course: report of a rare case lacking relationship to IgG4-related disease and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ming Zhao, Changshui Li, Jiangjiang Zheng, Jingjing Yu, Hongcun Sha, Minghui Yan, Jie Jin, Ke Sun, Zhaoming Wang

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Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), also known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, is a rare disease of unknown etiology that typically presents as nodal disease in young children. However, it also can present in various extranodal sites and can be difficult to recognize ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013

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Intrathoracic Rosai-Dorfman disease with spontaneous remission: a clinical report and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Shingo Noguchi, Kazuhiro Yatera, Shohei Shimajiri, Naoyuki Inoue, Shuya Nagata, Chinatsu Nishida, Toshinori Kawanami, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Yasuyuki Sasaguri, Hiroshi Mukae

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2012 ;227(3):231-325.

 

Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), also known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, is a rare non-neoplastic disease that is characterized by a proliferation of histiocytes mostly in lymph nodes. However, the etiological mechanism of RDD still remains unclear. Intrathoracic ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2012

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