Unraveling Castleman Disease


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Dr. David Fajgenbaum was diagnosed with a rare disorder that killed 35% of patients within five years of diagnosis. Dr. Fajgenbaum realised that he would have to lead the charge against his rare condition and we are talking to this young doctor about his incredible journey unraveling Castleman Disease. Castleman Disease is a rare disease of lymph nodes and related tissues. This is diagnosed in about 5000 people of all ages each year in the United States. This disorder activates the body's immune system, releasing excess inflammatory proteins that can shut down the liver, kidneys and bone marrow. Dr. David Fajgenbaum, Founding Director of the Castleman Disease Center at the University of Pennsylvania will be discussing the current understanding of the disease that he himself has had nearly for nine years, symptoms, treatment options and explore new trials and research that are in the offing. RSVP Here!

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