T cell Non-Hodgkins lymphoma as a cause of hypercalcemia: An important differential to remember

Raghunath Prabhu, Neha Kumar, Sakshi Sadhu, Rajgopal Shenoy

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Malignancy often manifests itself as hypercalcaemia, an electrolyte abnormality that can lead to several other systemic consequences. In adult T cell Non- Hodgkins lymphoma, more than half the patients (about 60%) present with symptoms of hypercalcaemia. 1 It is rare in B cell non-hodgkins lymphoma (BNHL), with only 5-8% of cases manifesting with hypercalcaemia. 2 Peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCL) make up a very small percentage of lymphomas. We present a case of a 46 year old male who initially presented with diffuse abdominal pain and hypercalcemia. He was evaluated for sarcoidosis. Further imaging and a biopsy revealed T-NHL with hypercalcaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalUniversity of Toronto Medical Journal
Volume91
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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T-Cell Lymphoma
Hypercalcemia
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
B-Cell Lymphoma
Sarcoidosis
Abdominal Pain
Electrolytes
Lymphoma
Biopsy
Neoplasms

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T cell Non-Hodgkins lymphoma as a cause of hypercalcemia : An important differential to remember. / Prabhu, Raghunath; Kumar, Neha; Sadhu, Sakshi; Shenoy, Rajgopal.

In: University of Toronto Medical Journal, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2014, p. 22-24.

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