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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, pp. 234-239
Bioline Code: gm10045
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, pp. 234-239

 en Angiotropic lymphoma: A Concealed Etiology of Fever of Unknown Origin
Tabassum Nafsi; Ming Valerie Lin & John Stern


A 67 year old female presented with generalized weakness, falls and recurrent high grade fevers for 5 - 6 weeks. Physical findings included high grade temperature, lower extremity weakness and diminished reflexes. An extensive work-up for fever of unknown origin (FUO), including PET-FDG scan, did not yield any occult infectious or neoplastic process. Ultimately a temporal artery biopsy was planned to rule out temporal arteritis. The histopathology of temporal artery was normal while the vein showed lymphoid proliferation consistent with Angiotropic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).

Fever Unknown Origin, lymphoma, PET scan

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