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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(1), 83-87
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-21
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HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma with a Granulomatous Bone Marrow Biopsy: A Case Report

Gil Hevroni1, Zachary Mostel1, Samara Skwiersky1, Adam Osman2, Moro O. Salifu1 and Isabel M. McFarlane1,

1Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA

2Department of Pathology, State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA

Pub. Date: November 27, 2020

Cite this paper:
Gil Hevroni, Zachary Mostel, Samara Skwiersky, Adam Osman, Moro O. Salifu and Isabel M. McFarlane. HIV-associated Hodgkin Lymphoma with a Granulomatous Bone Marrow Biopsy: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(1):83-87. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-21


The incidence of HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma has risen during the era of combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) despite the proven, protective effects of ART as treatment for HIV. The clinical presentation of Hodgkin Lymphoma may also resemble disseminated mycobacterial infection - in symptoms, laboratory findings, and even bone marrow biopsy. This is a case report of a patient with HIV who was suspected to have disseminated mycobacterial infection after a first bone marrow biopsy showed granulomatous inflammation and was later found to have HIV-associated Hodgkin lymphoma on a repeat biopsy.

HIV hodgkin lymphoma granuloma

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