Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as anasarca: probably mediated by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha).


Two patients presented with anasarca, fevers and sweats. Subsequent evaluation revealed aggressive lymphoproliferative disease. Both patients were treated with CHOP chemotherapy. One patient responded with spontaneous, vigorous diuresis and complete resolution of the edema. She relapsed two months later with recurrent edema that responded a second time to… (More)


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