Cutaneous Involvement of Hodgkin Lymphoma in a Child – Case Report

  • LA Renner
  • N Salifu
  • L Edusei
  • C Segbefia
  • I Ekem
  • M Lartey

Abstract

Specific cutaneous involvement in Hodgkin Lymphoma is rare and has not been reported in the younger paediatric age group. We report a case of a ten year old girl who presented with specific cutaneous involvement, confirmed using immunohistochemical stains. Treatment with combination chemotherapy resulted in rapid disappearance of the lesions and contrary to the generally poor prognosis associated with most other such reported cases in adults, she has clinically remained disease free two and a half years post treatment. Obtaining an accurate pathological diagnosis is essential to ensure appropriate treatment even in resource limited settings as illustrated by this case.
Published
2014-10-24
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Articles

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