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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-133

Autoimmune lymphoproliferative disorder in an adult patient


Department of Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

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S Bajpai
Department of Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.81873

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A 50-year-old male patient presented with fever, epistaxis and multiple lymphadenopathy since 15 days. In the light of the above presentation a complete workup was initiated to exclude common conditions like tuberculosis, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, lymphoid malignancy and sarcoidosis. After excluding common conditions a biopsy of cervical lymph node demonstrated reactive lymphadenitis with paracortical hyperplasia. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated double negative lymphocytes (CD4-, CD8-). A diagnosis of autoimmune lymphoproliferative disorder syndrome (ALPS) (probable) was made and patient was started on 1 mg/kg of steroids. Patient showed a dramatic improvement with respect to general wellbeing, fever and regression of lymphadenopathy. This entity of ALPS has been recently identified and classified; most of the reports are from the pediatric population. To the best of our knowledge ours is one of the few cases of this entity being reported in an adult patient from India.






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