F. CERVANTES, M.D.; E. MONTSERRAT, M.D.; C. ROZMAN, M.D.
To the editor: In a recent review Kuberski (1) points out that the finding of eosinophils in the cerebrospinal fluid is very uncommon, and he includes meningeal lymphomatous involvement in its differential diagnosis. Such a feature is exceptional in Hodgkin's lymphoma, having been reported in the literature only twice (2, 3). We have recently observed a similar case.
A 32-year-old woman was diagnosed in 1975 as having stage IIB, mixed cellularity Hodgkin's disease. She was treated with combination chemotherapy (mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone) and mantle irradiation, achieving a remission.
In March 1978 the patient began to complain of itch,
CERVANTES F, MONTSERRAT E, ROZMAN C. Eosinophilic Meningitis in Hodgkin's Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;91:930. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-6-930_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(6):930.
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use