NK/T cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a HIV-positive patient

Nicole C. Panarelli, Richard R. Furman, Y. Lynn Wang, Rebecca Elstrom, Jules A. Cohen, Amy Chadburn

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NK/T lymphomas have rarely been reported in HIV/AIDS patients. Here we report a case of a 37-year-old woman, with AIDS and a recent diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma in a mesenteric lymph node, who presented with extra-ocular nerve palsies and gastrointestinal bleeding. A small intestine resection specimen revealed an extra-nodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type. The unique presentation of this rare and aggressive lymphoma in the setting of AIDS and Kaposi sarcoma underscores the importance of maintaining a broad differential diagnosis when evaluating a malignant neoplasm from a HIV-positive patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hematopathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Natural killer/T cell lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Hematology


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