A Rare Case of Multiorgan Involvement of Rosai Dorfman Disease in an Elderly Female

  • Rakesh Digambar Waghmare Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical college, Pune, India.
Keywords: emperipolesis; rosai-dorfman disease; sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy.

Abstract

Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML), Rosai-Dorfman Disease, is a rare histiocytic syndrome first described by Rosai and Dorfman, most frequently seen in children and young adults.The disease is more common in males and in individuals of African descent but rare in Asians. It is mainly characterized by painless bilateral cervical lymph node enlargement and is often associated with fever and leucocytosis. This case is being reported for its rarity in presentation in an elderly female with both generalized nodal as well as extranodal manifestations. Without the awareness about RDD, the diagnosis of RDD is unexpected especially in South East Asian Countries where certain lymphadenopathies such as tuberculosis, metastatic malignancies and lymphomas are common.

Keywords: emperipolesis; rosai-dorfman disease; sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy.

References

Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML), Rosai-Dorfman Disease, is a rare histiocytic syndrome first described by Rosai and Dorfman, most frequently seen in children and young adults.The disease is more common in males and in individuals of African descent but rare in Asians. It is mainly characterized by painless bilateral cervical lymph node enlargement and is often associated with fever and leucocytosis. This case is being reported for its rarity in presentation in an elderly female with both generalized nodal as well as extranodal manifestations. Without the awareness about RDD, the diagnosis of RDD is unexpected especially in South East Asian Countries where certain lymphadenopathies such as tuberculosis, metastatic malignancies and lymphomas are common.
How to Cite
Waghmare, R. (1). A Rare Case of Multiorgan Involvement of Rosai Dorfman Disease in an Elderly Female. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(195), 955-957. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2725
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