A Child with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Presenting With Haemorrhagic Pleural Effusion

Authors

  • Sushma Shrestha Department of Paediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Rydam Basnet Department of Paediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Smiriti Mathema Department of Paediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Rukma Acharya Department of Paediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Archana Nepal Department of Paediatrics, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v3i3.12250

Keywords:

Non-hodgkin lymphoma, Pleural effusion

Abstract

Lymphoma is the third common malignancy of childhood, presenting with rapidly or slowly growing mass, systemic B symptoms (fever, night sweats and weight loss), hepatomegaly and splenomegaly. Here, we report an eight year old male child who presented with fever, dyspnoea and weight loss of three kilograms over the last month; had right pleural effusion and was investigated for both infectious and non-infectious causes and later was diagnosed as Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It emphasizes the importance of high suspicion, especially in the presence of haemorrhagic pleural fluid, to differentiate it from other common causes of pleural effusion in childhood.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v3i3.12250

Journal of Kathmandu Medical College

Vol. 3, No. 3, Issue 9, Jul.-Sep., 2014, Page: 126-128

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Published

2015-03-03

How to Cite

Shrestha, S., Basnet, R., Mathema, S., Acharya, R., & Nepal, A. (2015). A Child with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Presenting With Haemorrhagic Pleural Effusion. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 3(3), 126–128. https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v3i3.12250

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