Abstract

A 53-year-old man with a significant smoking history presented with chronic cough, exertional breathlessness, intermittent fever, weight loss and anorexia. A review of his past medical records revealed he was diagnosed to have sputum smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis 5 years earlier, for which he had received multiple courses of incomplete antitubercular therapy. This time, though he was primarily suspected to have active pulmonary tuberculosis, lack of microbiological evidence and further investigations including histopathological evaluation of lung lesions confirmed a diagnosis of Marginal zone B cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALToma/BALToma). The patient was managed with radical radiation therapy to which he responded well.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Anorexia
Sputum
Cough
Dyspnea
Medical Records
Weight Loss
Fever
Radiotherapy
Smoking
History
Lung
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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BALToma masquerading as pulmonary tuberculosis. / Magazine, Rahul; Shahul, Hameed Aboobackar; Monappa, Vidya; Chogtu, Bharti.

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