Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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

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


Piyush Ranjan1, Sourabh Dutta1, Aanchal Kakkar2, Ankur Goyal3, Naval K Vikram1, Mehar C Sharma2, Rita Sood1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Rita Sood
Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Ranjan P, Dutta S, Kakkar A, Goyal A, Vikram NK, Sharma MC, Sood R. T-cell lymphoma masquerading as extrapulmonary tuberculosis: case report and review of literature.J Family Med Prim Care 2015;4:280-283


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Ranjan P, Dutta S, Kakkar A, Goyal A, Vikram NK, Sharma MC, Sood R. T-cell lymphoma masquerading as extrapulmonary tuberculosis: case report and review of literature. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Sep 23 ];4:280-283
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