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Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0375-0760On-line version ISSN 1561-3054


FONSECA MARRERO, Carlos Alejandro et al. Atypical presentation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a patient with AIDS. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2019, vol.71, n.2, e335.  Epub Sep 30, 2019. ISSN 0375-0760.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is the second most common neoplasm in patients with AIDS. Its systemic clinical forms associated with the human immunodeficiency virus almost always have a high degree of malignancy. Involvement of the central nervous system is a frequent occurrence in patients with this type of lymphoma. The purpose of the study is to describe an atypical presentation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a patient with AIDS. A case is reported of a male 28-year-old HIV-positive patient with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who presented with isolated cranial nerve III palsy as the main initial manifestation. The disease progressed rapidly and had a fatal outcome some days later. It is concluded that it is necessary to consider the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in patients with AIDS and cranial nerve III palsy, in order to make an early diagnosis and initiate timely treatment, in view of the rapid evolution and poor prognosis of the disease.

Keywords : non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; ophthalmoplegia; AIDS.

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