PRIMARY CNS LYMPHOMA MIMICKING TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION - A CASE REPORT

  • Hassan Mumtaz Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Shahzaib Ahmad King Edward Medical University, Lahore Pakistan
  • Fatima Yasin King Edward Medical University, Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ahsan Shafiq Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: KI67, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL), Tuberculosis

Abstract

Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare variety of extra nodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma that reportedly involves leptomeninges, the brain, spinal cord, eyes, or may involve other organs systemically. We present a case of 46-yearold woman with complaints of headache and fever for three weeks, associated with right-sided weakness & altered state of consciousness for one week. The most common presentation of primary central nervous lymphoma is diffuse or multifocal supratentorial masses causing cognitive deterioration and involvement of vitreous, retina, and optic nerve. Most cases of
PCNSL are left undiagnosed due to uncommon

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Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Mumtaz, H., Ahmad, S., Yasin, F., & Shafiq, M. (2022). PRIMARY CNS LYMPHOMA MIMICKING TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION - A CASE REPORT. PAFMJ, 71(6), 2253-54. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i6.7116
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Case Reports