J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2004 Oct;22(5):535-538.

Intravascular Lymphomatosis Presenting as Demyelinating Disease: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kimjuhan@hanyang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Intravascular lymphomatosis (IL) is known as a rare and fatal disease characterized by massive intravascular proliferations of B or T lymphoid cells and manifests in the nervous system and skin. However diagnosis is usually made at the time of autopsy because of the lack of characteristic clinical or laboratory findings. Therefore, IL may be confused with various forms of neurological diseases including demyelinating disease, encephalitis, vasculitis or stroke. We report a case of post-mortem confirmed IL presenting as demyelinating disease.

Keyword

Intravascular lymphomatosis; Demyelinating disease

MeSH Terms

Autopsy
Demyelinating Diseases*
Diagnosis
Encephalitis
Lymphocytes
Nervous System
Skin
Stroke
Vasculitis
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