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Plasmablastic lymphoma in childhood: A report of two cases

Jacqueline Goedhals, David K Stones, Michiel C Botha

Abstract


Plasmablastic lymphoma is an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma predominantly seen in adult patients. Only eight cases of plasmablastic lymphoma in children have been published to date. In this report, we present an additional two cases. The first patient was a 9-year-old girl presenting with a nasal mass, while the second was a 15-year-old girl with swelling of the right side of the face and proptosis. Both patients were HIV-positive.


Authors' affiliations

Jacqueline Goedhals, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State and National Health Laboratory Service, Bloemfontein, South Africa

David K Stones, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Michiel C Botha, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Keywords

Plasmablastic lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin lymphoma; HIV-positive

Cite this article

South African Journal of Child Health 2014;8(1):39-40. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.613

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-05-09
Date published: 2014-02-05

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