Extranodal T‐cell lymphoma mimicking malignant histiocytosis Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous
  • Skin Diseases, Bacterial
  • Soft Tissue Infections


  • We report a case of extranodal T-cell lymphoma with fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, and diffuse sinusoidal infiltration of the spleen, liver, and bone marrow by the tumor cells, mimicking malignant histiocytosis. This is the second case of T-gamma (T-cell suppressor) lymphoma resembling the case reported by Kadin et al. [N Engl J Med 304:648, 1981]. The lack of lymph node involvement in this case supports the theory that this type of lymphoma arises in the spleen. This paper draws attention to the extranodal T-cell lymphoma groups that mimic malignant histiocytosis and the need of immunophenotyping for a correct diagnosis. The causes for the absence of T-cell receptor gene rearrangement in T-cell tumors are discussed.

publication date

  • January 1990



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajh.2830350410

PubMed ID

  • 2239922

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 269

end page

  • 74


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