Although the association of Castleman’s disease with autoimmune connective tissue disease is rare, few patients have been reported with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis, and Sjögren’s syndrome. We present a patient fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, who responded to medical therapy but flared with generalized lymphadenopathy proved to be Castleman’s disease.
aRheumatology Department, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
cPathology Department, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Correspondence to Abdulmoneim S.M. Jamil, MD, Clinical Pathology, Pathology Department, King Khalid University, PO Box 641, Abha 61421, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 506 084 017; fax: +966 172 418 194; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received September 1, 2013
Accepted September 15, 2013