TAFRO syndrome: 2 cases and review of the literature.

Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association

PubMedID: 26052800

Kawashima M, Usui T, Okada H, Mori I, Yamauchi M, Ikeda T, Kajita K, Kito Y, Miyazaki T, Fujioka K, Ishizuka T, Morita H. TAFRO syndrome: 2 cases and review of the literature. Mod Rheumatol. 2015;1-21.
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 both serum/plasma and effusions are important characteristics for diagnosing this syndrome.