International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research 2018. 12(2):98-102.

Alopecia Areata and Demyelination as Paraneoplastic Manifestation in Paediatric Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Shravan Kanaparthi, Shrikiran Aroor, Suneel C Mundkur, Sowmya Shashidhara, Kasi Viswanath Reddy


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. 


Hodgkin's lymphoma, Paraneoplastic syndrome, Alopecia areata, Pontine myelinolysis

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