Primary central nervous system T-cell lymphoma in AIDS patients: Case report and literature review

S. Latta, Z. W. Myint, B. Jallad, T. Hamdi, M. N. Alhosaini, D. V. Kumar, F. Kheir

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According to the published data, most primary central nervous system lymphomas (pcnsls) are B-cell lymphomas; primary T-cell lymphomas are rare. In a search of the MEDLINE database, we found only 6 cases of primary T-cell pcnsl. Here, we present the case of a 43-year-old man with aids, not on highly active antiretroviral therapy, who presented with focal neurologic symptoms and was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have multiple brain lesions. A biopsy showed T-cell lymphoma, and the patient was subsequently treated with whole-brain radiation, to marked clinical response. Reported cases from the literature of primary T-cell pcnsl in aids patients are summarized in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010



  • Aids
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Primary cns lymphoma
  • T cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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