Angiotropic lymphoma: A Concealed Etiology of Fever of Unknown Origin
Tabassum Nafsi 1 * , Ming Valerie Lin 1, John Stern 1
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1 Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
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Abstract

A 67 year old female presented with generalized weakness, falls and recurrent high grade fevers for 5 - 6 weeks. Physical findings included high grade temperature, lower extremity weakness and diminished reflexes. An extensive work-up for fever of unknown origin (FUO), including PET-FDG scan, did not yield any occult infectious or neoplastic process. Ultimately a temporal artery biopsy was planned to rule out temporal arteritis. The histopathology of temporal artery was normal while the vein showed lymphoid proliferation consistent with Angiotropic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82861

EUR J GEN MED, 2010 - Volume 7 Issue 2, pp. 234-239

Publication date: 12 Apr 2010

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