BALToma Masquerading as Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Magazine, Rahul and Shahul, Hameed Aboobackar and Monappa, Vidya and Chogtu, Bharti (2014) BALToma Masquerading as Pulmonary Tuberculosis. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-4.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 07:11
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 07:11

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