Bronchial associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoma presenting as chronic lung sepsis.

@article{Hoeritzauer2009BronchialAL,
  title={Bronchial associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoma presenting as chronic lung sepsis.},
  author={Anne Ingrid Hoeritzauer and Laskshmi Venkatraman and Kieran Mc Manus and Paul Kettle and Shatrugan Sah and Stuart J Elborn},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={2009}
}
A 58-year-old woman was referred from her general practitioner to the respiratory clinic with a 2 year history of recurrent pulmonary infections, mucus hypersecretion and right lobe consolidation following a severe pneumonic illness in 2006. She had no significant risk factors for respiratory disease. Chest computed tomography showed an air bronchogram and right lower lobe consolidation. On initial routine investigation IgA and IgG were normal; however, a discrete IgM paraprotein band in the… CONTINUE READING