Tuberculosis Masking Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: A Case Report OD04-OD06
Dr. Nitin Rustogi,
Department of Medicine, ABVIMS and RML Hospital, New Delhi-110001, India.
Concomitant Tuberculosis (TB) and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL) is a rare entity, more commonly reported in the paediatric and adolescent populations. HL presents with fever, weight loss and lymphadenopathy. Disseminated TB also presents with fever, weight and appetite loss and generalised or localised lymphadenopathy with/without pulmonary symptoms. Both diseases together pose a diagnostic challenge for the clinicians because of the similar mode of presentation. This case report discusses the clinical scenario of a 48-year-old lady presenting with generalised lymphadenopathy and was initially diagnosed with disseminated TB. Due to clinical worsening despite regular Anti-TB Therapy (ATT), she was re-evaluated and later turned out to have co-existing HL.