Chronic Diarrhea: A rare presentation of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Saira Furqan, Sajjad Ali Khan, Dania Ali, Kaleemullah Badini

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Abstract

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer affecting the lymphatic system. There are two subtypes of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Nodular lymphocyte predominant (NLPHL) and classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which has further four types. It has a bimodal distribution and is more common among males. The most common presentation is painless swelling in the neck, armpit or groin region. Associated Symptoms include night sweats, unintentional weight loss, fever, persistent cough or dyspnea. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare occurrence. Diagnosis is based on hematological, radiological and histochemical studies. Here we report a rare presentation of a 47-year-old male who presented with symptoms of loose stools, weight loss and fever. CT scan and abdominal lymph node biopsy findings were consistent with a lymphoproliferative disorder Patient was being managed in the line of malabsorption syndrome with possible underlying malignancy but his condition deterioted before the histological diagnosis was confirmed. Thus, this report highlights the importance having a consideration for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the management of chronic diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2380-2383
Number of pages4
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Case Report
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Extra nodal GI involvement
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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