Recurrent immunodeficiency-associated burkitt lymphoma presenting as severe anterior uveitis

Susan Huang, Mark J. Suhrland, David Gritz

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Purpose: To report a case of recurrent immunodeficiency-associated Burkitt lymphoma (BL) that initially presented as severe anterior uveitis. Methods: Case report. Results: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of isolated anterior uveitis related to immunodeficiency-associated BL. A 34-year-old African American woman with a history of HIV and BL in remission presented with unilateral anterior uveitis. Histopathologic study of an aqueous humor specimen was consistent for BL. Conclusion: The patient's initial presentation masqueraded as anterior uveitis, but her condition rapidly progressed with significant central nervous system involvement. Ocular involvement of immunodeficiency-associated BL is rare, with isolated anterior uveitis being even rarer. This must be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis for any patient with immunodeficiency, especially with a history of previous BL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalOcular Oncology and Pathology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Anterior Uveitis
Burkitt Lymphoma
Aqueous Humor
African Americans
Differential Diagnosis
Central Nervous System
HIV

Keywords

  • Anterior uveitis
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Iritis
  • Ocular lymphoma

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Recurrent immunodeficiency-associated burkitt lymphoma presenting as severe anterior uveitis. / Huang, Susan; Suhrland, Mark J.; Gritz, David.

In: Ocular Oncology and Pathology, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.2016, p. 62-65.

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