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angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia


Definition: a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, fever, sweats, weight loss, skin lesions, and pruritus with hypergammaglobulinemia; occurs primarily in older adults, often with fatal outcome. Proliferation of B cells and deficiency of T cells have been demonstrated.

Synonym(s): immunoblastic lymphadenopathy

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