A RARE CASE OF ANAPLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA

CLINICAL CASE

  • Nicoleta Ferariu The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania
  • Ioana Teona Sebe The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
  • I. Lascăr The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
  • S. Cortan The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania & County Clinical Emergency Hospital of Constanta, Romania
  • M.R. Chiru The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania
  • A.I. Carstea The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania & The University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
  • W. Mansour The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania
  • D.A. Pencu The Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest, Romania
  • S.E. Tache The University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
  • P.M. Carstea The University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: anaplastic large cell lymphoma, blood tests, lymphadenopathy, histopathology exam, skin biopsy

Abstract

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) represents a rare form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma; ALCL also called Ki-1 lymphoma, is a morphologically and immunologically distinct subset of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) originally described by Stein et al, which accounts for 2% to 8% of all lymphomas. We will present the clinical case of a one year old boy, brought by his parents to a dermatology consult with an eight weeks history of erythematous skin lesions, skin nodules with small superficial crusts. The lesions were visible on both his arms and legs, on his chest, abdomen and the inguinal area. The diagnosis of ALCL is difficult because of a non-specific onset of symptoms and a fluctuant evolution, and this is the reason why the clinical suspicion of the diagnosis is so important, in order to direct the patient towards specific tests, able to offer a fast-precise diagnosis and avoiding the delay of treatment. The histopathology exam and the phenotype tests are absolutely necessary for the diagnosis.

Published
2018-11-14
How to Cite
Ferariu, N., Sebe, I. T., Lascăr, I., Cortan, S., Chiru, M., Carstea, A., Mansour, W., Pencu, D., Tache, S., & Carstea, P. (2018). A RARE CASE OF ANAPLASTIC LARGE-CELL LYMPHOMA. Romanian Journal of Clinical Research, 1(1), 34-37. Retrieved from http://rjcronline.com/index.php/rjcr/article/view/9
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