Disseminated intravascular large-cell lymphoma with initial presentation mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome

Qin Li Jiang, Peter Pytel, Julie Rowin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We report a patient with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma who initially presented with acute ascending weakness and sensory changes. Electrodiagnostic testing and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) studies were initially suggestive of a demyelinating polyneuropathy. Further clinical evaluation and testing were consistent with mononeuropathy multiplex. Autopsy revealed disseminated intravascular large-cell lymphoma. Intravascular large-cell lymphoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a rapidly evolving neuropathy associated with other organ involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Intravascular large cell lymphoma
  • Mononeuropathy multiplex
  • Necrotizing vasculitis
  • Transbronchial biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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