Arthritis as a presenting feature of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Fernanda Falcini, Maria Bardare, Rolando Cimaz, Alma Lippi, Fabrizia Corona

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Leukaemia can present with joint swelling in the absence of abnormal haematological findings. Arthritis as a presenting sign of lymphoma, however, is extremely rare. Three children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had joint swelling at the onset of their disease are reported. Two cases showed histological features of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (Ki-1/CD30 positive), and one of angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma. In all patients the unusual presentation delayed correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Arthritis
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis
  • Lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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