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Janssen seeks US, EU nod for siltuximab in rare lymph node disease

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Janssen is seeking US and European approval of the company's experimental drug siltuximab (CNTO 328) as a treatment in HIV-negative and human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8)-negative patients with multicentric Castleman disease (MCD), a rare disorder in which lymphocytes are over-produced and lead to an enlargement of the lymph nodes, which results in a weakened immune system, making it harder to fight infections.

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