Alopecia areata and demyelination as paraneoplastic manifestation in paediatric Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Shravan Kanaparthi, Shrikiran Aroor, Suneel C. Mundkur, Sowmya Shashidhara, Kasi Viswanath Reddy

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Abstract

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is one of the commonly encountered lymphomas in childhood. Most of the children present with lymphadenopathy. A rare subset of children do present with constellation of atypical symptoms as paraneoplastic syndromes. We hereby present an 11-year-old boy with classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma associated with Alopecia areata and demyelination as paraneoplastic manifestations. Both these paraneoplastic manifestations improved after initiating chemotherapy (ABVD regimen). A high index of suspicion for underlying malignancy would help clinicians in clinching an early diagnosis and would avert the associated complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Transplantation

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