Castleman Disease

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Treating Castleman Disease TOPICS

Anti-viral drugs for Castleman disease

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

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

Last Medical Review: 07/07/2014
Last Revised: 01/27/2016