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Peripheral T-cell lymphoma with hypercalcemic crisis as a primary symptom accompanied by polymyositis: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25435965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The present study reports the case of a 61-year-old male with polymyositis who presented with exacerbated weakness in the lower limbs and a recurrent fever that had persisted for one month. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans revealed multiple regions of elevated fluorodeoxyglucose metabolism in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, spleen and bones. While symptoms of nonchalance and confusion were identified on admission, the patient's serum calcium level was high at 3.87 mmol/l, so a hypercalcemic crisis was confirmed. A biopsy of the right lingual lymph node revealed peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified. The serum calcium level was restored to within the normal range following emergency measures, such as saline rehydration, diuretics, calcitonin and glucocorticoids, and partial remission was achieved following two courses of chemotherapy. The study may improve our present understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of cancer-associated myositis (CAM) and malignancy-associated hypercalcemia.
Luyin Ding; Xibin Xiao; Liansheng Huang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oncology letters     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1792-1074     ISO Abbreviation:  Oncol Lett     Publication Date:  2015 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-2    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531236     Medline TA:  Oncol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  231-234     Citation Subset:  -    
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