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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son is 12 years old and he has rosai dorfman .Do you know any medicine that can cure rosai dorfman?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   my name is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can u give me his current symptoms
User :   right now he has none because he is under treatment
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was wondering if you knew any medicenes that can help cure
Doctor :   the usual condition is also called sinus histiosis and is due to increase in production of mast cells
Doctor :   Treatment should be based on clinical manifestations
User :   do you know how long it takes to cure using the right medicene
Doctor :   depending on the symtoms , radiotherapy, steroids can be used
User :   he has taken steroids called prednisone
Doctor :   When destructive or disseminated disease is present, surgical excision, systemic glucocorticoids and alkylating agents may be ued
Doctor :   used
Doctor :   this condition is a very difficult condition to treat
User :   the doctor we work with said that his disease is not destructive but could become destructive if not given the proper attention
Doctor :   yes that is right
User :   my son doctor ha given him methotrexate and vinblastine but he has shown only minor improvement
Doctor :   in that case, he may need more time
Doctor :   and also, he may need better medications like cyclophosphmide
User :   he will begin giving my son cladribine on monday. do you think this medicene will help more than the others
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   cladribine is a good medication, that can help to control histiocytes
Doctor :   and will be effective too
User :   how long do you think it will take with cladribine
User :   and with cyclophosphmide
Doctor :   it may take about 3-4 months
Doctor :   it may take about 5-6 months
Doctor :   it varies
User :   thank you
Doctor :   it depends on each patient and the severity
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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