PRIMARY INTESTINAL HODGKIN'S DISEASE COMPLICATING ILEAL CROHN'S DISEASE

Authors


**Dr M. Stuart, BMA House, 135 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.

Abstract

An unusual primary intestinal lymphoma that occurred as a complication of ileal Crohn's disease is presented. Immunohistochemistry confirmed the light microscopic diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease (nodular sclerosing), and characterized a distinct mucosal nodule as a large-cell anaplastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This unusual lymphoma developed while the patient was being treated with immunosuppressant medication. The present report is a reminder to clinicians of the possibility of occult lymphoma in ileal Crohn's disease.

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