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The current diagnostic tools in a pathologist’s arsenal sometimes cannot provide a clear distinction between primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (one of the few lymphomas more common in younger women) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma overall. This may occasionally give rise to diagnostic inaccuracy [...]
You've been diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), now what? Doctors Ronald Go and Gaurav Goyal discuss what comes after receiving your diagnosis of ECD – treatment options, waiting and watching, and how you can find a specialist to best care for your rare and complex disease.
ECD Treatment options:
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a very rare disorder in which histiocytes, cells that help fight infection, multiply and infiltrate bone marrow and then spread throughout the body.
Symptoms can include:
Changes in gait
Changes in sensory ability
Diabetes insipidus, a disorder characterized [...]
At first, Tanis Milicevic’s local doctor told her to wait and see. Pregnant with her second child, Tanis had been sensitive about changes in her body when she felt a worrisome bump on the back of her head.
The doctor’s advice gave her temporary peace — the bump [...]