Castleman Disease

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Treating Castleman Disease TOPICS

Antiviral drugs for Castleman disease

Multicentric Castleman disease (CD) is sometimes associated with the virus HHV-8. Doctors have had some success in treating a few patients with multicentric CD with drugs that kill this virus, such as ganciclovir.

Many patients with HIV infection are treated with anti-retroviral therapy to keep the HIV in check. The effect of therapy for HIV on CD is not clear.


Last Medical Review: 06/11/2012
Last Revised: 04/24/2014