Plasmablastic lymphoma presenting in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative patient: a case report

@article{Nguyen2003PlasmablasticLP,
  title={Plasmablastic lymphoma presenting in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative patient: a case report},
  author={David D Nguyen and Billy W. Loo and Gail D Tillman and Yasodha Natkunam and Thai M. Cao and Will Vaughan and Ronald F. Dorfman and Don R. Goffinet and Charlotte D. Jacobs and Ranjana Hira Advani},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={2003},
  volume={82},
  pages={521-525}
}
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL), an aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that carries a poor prognosis, previously has been identified almost exclusively in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We present a case of a 42-year-old HIV-negative patient presenting with an isolated nasal cavity mass, the typical presentation for PBL. The patient was given systemic chemotherapy, central nervous system prophylaxis, and consolidative locoregional radiotherapy and achieved a complete… CONTINUE READING

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