Indian Journal of Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144--148

Human immunodeficiency virus associated plasmablastic lymphoma: A case report


Dinkar Desai1, Siddharth Pandit1, Shiny Jasphin2, Akhil S Shetty3 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Dentistry, Kanachur Medical Hospital and Research Centre, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Shiny Jasphin
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is the third common malignant lesion of the oral region. Plasmablastic lymphomas are rare, aggressive neoplasms occurring mostly in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individual which accounts for approximately 2.6% of all NHL. It usually presents as a diffuse growth and with diffuse pattern of histological presentation. It is very difficult to differentiate this lymphoma from other NHL. Immunohistochemical evaluation of various markers is an important criteria of the diagnostic protocol. Here, we describe a case of plasmablastic lymphoma in a 50-year-old female HIV-infected patient. The diagnosis was based on histopathological examination and immunophenotyping.


How to cite this article:
Desai D, Pandit S, Jasphin S, Shetty AS. Human immunodeficiency virus associated plasmablastic lymphoma: A case report.Indian J Dent 2016;7:144-148


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Desai D, Pandit S, Jasphin S, Shetty AS. Human immunodeficiency virus associated plasmablastic lymphoma: A case report. Indian J Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];7:144-148
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