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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar;25(1):43-47. Korean. Case Report.
Choi JS , Shin HJ , Kim EY , Oh IJ , Kim KS , Kim YI , Lim SC , Kim YC , Choi YD , Seon HJ , Kwon YS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. yongsu3@gmail.com
Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
Abstract

We describe here the first known case in Korea of pulmonary involvement with peripheral T cell lymphoma and the patient presented with severe hypoxic respiratory failure. A 57-yr-old man was admitted to our hospital with rapid progression of dyspnea and bilateral diffuse infiltration on a chest radiograph. He received mechanical ventilation and low dose corticosteroid treatment under the suspicion of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency. Transbronchial lung biopsy revealed large atypical lymphoid cells with positivity for CD3+. We diagnosed this patient as having a peripheral T cell lymphoma and we treated him with high dose corticosteroid. His clinical and radiologic findings rapidly improved and then he received a full dose of chemotherapy for the peripheral T cell lymphoma.

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