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Multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules secondary to Hodgkin's lymphoma

Abdul Azih, Muhammad Naimmuddin and Abd Rahman, Azlina and How, Soon Hin and Chunn, Kuan Yeh (2017) Multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules secondary to Hodgkin's lymphoma. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 16 (2). pp. 129-131. ISSN 1823-4631

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We report a 26-year old lady who presented with chronic cough and breathlessness associated with subtle TB symptoms for 1 year. Her CT thorax showed multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules with mediastinal and cervical lymphadenopathy. Cervical lymph node biopsy and CT-guided pulmonary biopsy at our centre confirmed the diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma with pulmonary infiltrations. She was successfully treated with ABVD regime but later developed life-threatening bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Sadly, she succumbed to respiratory failure due to severe pneumonia with possibility of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules secondary to lymphoma is rare and in TB endemic area, it may result in delayed diagnosis and treatment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6239/62983
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bleomycin, bleomycin-induced lung injury
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC620 Specialties of Internal Medicine-Nutritional Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 09:40
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 12:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62983

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