We describe a 12-year-old boy with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome who developed a pulmonary vasculitis associated with lymphoreticular proliferation, consistent with the histological and clinical diagnosis of lymphomatoid granulomatosis. The lesions were responsive to cyclophosphamide and steroids. The patient has had severely depressed immune function and was shown to have abnormal Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific cellular and humoral immune responses. Lymph nodes obtained at autopsy were positive for EBV genome. In this patient, reactivated EBV infection resulting from impaired immune surveillance of the virus may have been responsible for the development of this paraneoplastic disorder.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine