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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 280-283

T-cell lymphoma masquerading as extrapulmonary tuberculosis: case report and review of literature


1 Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rita Sood
Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.154677

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It is often difficult to establish confirmatory diagnosis in cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) because of its paucibacillary nature and difficulty in accessing the involved organs. In several cases, empirical anti-tubercular treatment is started, and the patient is followed-up closely for response. In countries with high prevalence of TB, it is a reasonably good strategy and works most of the times. However, catastrophe may occur when aggressive lymphomas masquerade as TB.


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