Case Report: A Woman with Fever, Acute Changes in Mental State, and Progressive Neurological Degeneration
Vol 4 | Issue 3 | Sep-Dec 2018 | page: 17-20 |Carrillo-Torres Orlando, Rivero-Sigarroa Eduardo, Loeza-Guemez Alejandro.
Authors: Carrillo-Torres Orlando , Rivero-Sigarroa Eduardo , Loeza-Guemez Alejandro.
 Department of anesthesiology of the Hospital General de México “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Orlando Carrillo Torres,
Av. Cuauhtemoc 590, Narvarte Poniente Benito Juarez. CxMx CP 03020 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), which was first described by Stein in 1985 as a feature of CD30 positivity, is now acknowledged as a distinct subset of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). It accounts for approximately 3% of adult NHL while constitutes as many as 30%–40% of pediatric large-cell lymphomas. It is rarely metastasized to other sites, especially to the central nervous system (CNS).
Case Report: We present a case of a 73-year-old woman hospitalized for fever, acute behavioral changes, and progressive neurological degeneration; a rare case of systemic ALCL which metastasized to the brain. There are very few case reports of this matter in the literature.
Conclusion: In the management of patients with neurological impairment, cognitive, and behavioral changes, we suspect the presence of lymphomas associated with the CNS still suspicious of other primary causes.
Keywords: Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene, primary central nervous system lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, T-cell lymphoma, lymph node enlargement.
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|How to Cite this Article: Orlando CT, Eduardo RS, Alejandro LG. Case Report: A Woman with Fever, Acute Changes in Mental State, and Progressive Neurological Degeneration. Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports Sep-Dec 2018; 4(3):17-20.|