Alopecia Areata and Demyelination as Paraneoplastic Manifestation in Paediatric Hodgkin's Lymphoma

  • Shravan Kanaparthi Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9429-2902
  • Shrikiran Aroor Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Suneel C Mundkur Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Sowmya Shashidhara Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  • Kasi Viswanath Reddy Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Hodgkin's lymphoma, Paraneoplastic syndrome, Alopecia areata, Pontine myelinolysis

Abstract

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is one of the commonly encountered lymphomas in childhood. Most of the children present with lymphadenopathy. A rare subset of children do present with constellation of atypical symptoms as paraneoplastic syndromes. We hereby present an 11-year-old boy with classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma associated with Alopecia areata and demyelination as paraneoplastic manifestations. Both these paraneoplastic manifestations improved after initiating chemotherapy (ABVD regimen). A high index of suspicion for underlying malignancy would help clinicians in clinching an early diagnosis and would avert the associated complications. 

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Published
2018-04-05
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Kanaparthi S, Aroor S, Mundkur SC, Shashidhara S, Reddy KV. Alopecia Areata and Demyelination as Paraneoplastic Manifestation in Paediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. ijhoscr. 12(2):98-02.
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