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Primary central nervous system T-cell lymphoma in aids patients: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20975881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
According to the published data, most primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) are B-cell lymphomas; primary T-cell lymphomas are rare. In a search of the MEDLINE database, we found only 6 cases of primary T-cell PCNSL. Here, we present the case of a 43-year-old man with AIDS, not on highly active antiretroviral therapy, who presented with focal neurologic symptoms and was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have multiple brain lesions. A biopsy showed T-cell lymphoma, and the patient was subsequently treated with whole-brain radiation, to marked clinical response. Reported cases from the literature of primary T-cell PCNSL in AIDS patients are summarized in this review.
S Latta; Z W Myint; B Jallad; T Hamdi; M N Alhosaini; D V Kumar; F Kheir
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1198-0052     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502503     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Hospital and University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
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