Lung India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 543--545

Pulmonary T-cell lymphoma masquerading as eosinophilic pneumonitis


Najam Siddiqui1, Kevin Charles1, Ashley E Ferraro1, Robert C Holladay1, Jeremy C Johnson2, Satish Kalanjeri2 
1 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
2 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Satish Kalanjeri
Harry S. Truman Memorial VA Hospital, 800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201
USA

Primary pulmonary T-cell lymphoma is an unusual subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS). This is a general term used to describe a diverse group of T-cell-type lymphomas that would otherwise not be classified as a PTCL. Among non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, PTCL accounts for 12% of cases. PTCL-NOS accounts for approximately 25% of all PTCL cases. Primary pulmonary T-cell lymphoma is associated with unfavorable outcomes and has a poor prognosis. Being a rare disease, epidemiological data regarding primary pulmonary T-cell lymphoma continues to be sparse at this time. We present a case of PTCL, which was misdiagnosed as eosinophilic pneumonitis (EP) based on samples obtained from transbronchial cryobiopsy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of PTCL masquerading as EP.


How to cite this article:
Siddiqui N, Charles K, Ferraro AE, Holladay RC, Johnson JC, Kalanjeri S. Pulmonary T-cell lymphoma masquerading as eosinophilic pneumonitis.Lung India 2019;36:543-545


How to cite this URL:
Siddiqui N, Charles K, Ferraro AE, Holladay RC, Johnson JC, Kalanjeri S. Pulmonary T-cell lymphoma masquerading as eosinophilic pneumonitis. Lung India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];36:543-545
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