TAFRO syndrome: 2 cases and review of the literature.

  title={TAFRO syndrome: 2 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Mikako Kawashima and Taro Usui and Hideyuki Okada and Ichiro Mori and Masahiro Yamauchi and Takahide Ikeda and Kazuo Kajita and Yusuke Kito and Tatsuhiko Miyazaki and Kei Fujioka and Tatsuo Ishizuka and Hiroyuki Morita},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  volume={27 6},
Recently, more than ten cases of thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis, and organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome or Castleman-Kojima disease exhibiting such symptoms as thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis and organomegaly have been reported in Japan. We have found two cases of TAFRO syndrome and have reviewed another eighteen previously reported cases. Histological findings of the lymph nodes and levels of interleukin 6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor in… CONTINUE READING
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