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Migratory polyarthritis as a paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with diffuse large B cell lymphoma: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2018
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Title
Migratory polyarthritis as a paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with diffuse large B cell lymphoma: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1700-5
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Authors

Kavinga Kalhari Kobawaka Gamage, Mohomed Ismail Mohomed Rifath, Harshini Fernando

Abstract

Diffuse large B cell lymphoma is the commonest histological subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and typically presents as a rapidly enlarging lymph node mass and B symptoms. It is unusual for diffuse large B cell lymphoma to present as carcinomatous polyarthritis which is a type of paraneoplastic arthritis. We present a case of a 45-year-old Asian man with diffuse large B cell lymphoma presenting with generalized lymphadenopathy, transient macular rash, and migratory polyarthritis involving both upper and lower limb small and large joints. Treatment of the lymphoma but not the routine anti-inflammatory agents resulted in complete resolution of the arthritis suggesting the paraneoplastic nature. Poor response to routine therapy for inflammatory arthritis should lead to early suspicion of paraneoplastic arthritis which will prompt investigation for an underlying malignancy. Suspicion of carcinomatous polyarthritis should be made in those with migratory polyarthritis and should be thoroughly investigated to exclude underlying malignancy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 25%
Lecturer 1 25%
Other 1 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 25%
Environmental Science 1 25%

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#8,795,090
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#644
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#143,248
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