NK/T cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a HIV-positive patient. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • NK/T lymphomas have rarely been reported in HIV/AIDS patients. Here we report a case of a 37-year-old woman, with AIDS and a recent diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma in a mesenteric lymph node, who presented with extra-ocular nerve palsies and gastrointestinal bleeding. A small intestine resection specimen revealed an extra-nodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type. The unique presentation of this rare and aggressive lymphoma in the setting of AIDS and Kaposi sarcoma underscores the importance of maintaining a broad differential diagnosis when evaluating a malignant neoplasm from a HIV-positive patient.

publication date

  • March 4, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2883910

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12308-010-0057-5

PubMed ID

  • 21373175

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 40

volume

  • 3

number

  • 1