Hodgkins disease

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Hodgkins disease: Huntington's disease

Hodg′kin's disease`

a malignant disorder characterized by enlargement of the lymph nodes and spleen and by lymphoid infiltration along the blood vessels.
[1860–65; after Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), London physician who described it]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cutaneous malignant melanoma after Hodgkins disease. Ann Intern Med 1985;102: 37-41.
TROUBLED Brian Philcox was a martial arts champion who set up a cancer appeal after losing his first wife to Hodgkins disease.
5-Year Survival Rates for Pediatric Cancers 1973-1978 1993-1998 Hepatoblastome 34% 61% CNS tumors 54% 73% Leukemias 45% 74% Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 45% 80% Hodgkins disease 87% 95% Retinoblastoma 89% 98% Note: Based on data from the NAtional Cancer Institute's SEER program.