Intravascular Lymphoma as an Uncommon Cause of Anasarca

Mylona, Eleni and Golfinopoulou, Styliani and Sfakianaki, Pelagia and Kyriakopoulos, George and Tsonis, Ioannis and Apostolou, Theofanis and Vourlakou, Christina and Skoutelis, Athanasios (2016) Intravascular Lymphoma as an Uncommon Cause of Anasarca. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (5). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: To report a case of intravascular lymphoma (IVL) in a Caucasian patient who presented with anasarca as his sole clinical sign. Material and Methods: A man presented with anasarca-type oedema and fatigue. After excluding heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome, hypothyroidism, AL-amyloidosis and adverse drug reaction which can all cause oedema, we turned our attention to capillary permeability disorders. Results: Closer review of the bone marrow aspirate demonstrated haemophagocytic histiocytosis, while core, renal and duodenal biopsies showed a B-cell IVL. Conclusion: The differential diagnosis of anasarca, a relatively common clinical sign, should include IVL although the diagnosis may still be challenging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anasarca edema; hemophagocytosis; Intravascular lymphoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 13:13
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 13:13

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