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Severe pulmonary arterial hypertension as a predominant manifestation of angioimmun- oblastic T-cell lymphoma: a case report

Author(s): Jian Hua | Yasunobu Iwaki | Morihiro Inoue | Masao Hagihara

Journal: Journal of Hematological Malignancies
ISSN 1925-4024

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma is a rare and unique disease with peculiar clinical features among malignant lymphomas. We report here a case of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension appearing as the main manifestation of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma in a 55-year-old woman. The patient was treated with the THP-COP regimen, consisting of pirarubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisolone for 1 cycle, followed by the CHOP regimen, including doxorubicin instead of pirarubicin, for 5 cycles. Soon after the initiation of chemotherapy, all the patient’s symptoms and abnormal findings, including an elevated pulmonary artery pressure, completely disappeared. As of 3 months after the end of therapy, the patient remains in complete remission. To our knowledge, this is the first report of pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
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