Unusual presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: polyarthritis and uveitis mimicking a rheumatologic disease


GÜNDÜZ E., KORKMAZ C., KAŞİFOĞLU T., Gulbas Z.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.28, no.6, pp.613-614, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-007-0500-9
  • Journal Name: RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.613-614
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We report a case of 45-year-old male who presented with polyarthritis and posterior uveitis. He was given azathioprine (AZA) 150 mg day(-1) and methyl-prednisolone 48 mg day(-1) for his uveitis and polyarthritis. Eye and joint complaints improved with these medications within 1 month. Three months later, while he was on AZA, the patient presented with pain on his anterior chest wall associated with diffuse hyperemic and warm mass lesion. A wedge biopsy of the lesion was reported as diffuse large B-cell NHL. Here, we briefly discuss the relationship between arthritis, uveitis and lymphoproliferative disease.