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Case Report

Peliosis hepatis associated with follicular lymphoma with a rise in vascular endothelial growth factor and anaemia of inflammation

20 Nov 2018
Emilia Pardal de la Mano, Guillermo Martín-Sánchez, Rosa López López, M Angeles Fernández Galán, Sergio Trinidad Ríos, M José Morán Jiménez, J María García Ruiz de Morales, M Antonia Crespo Santos, Guillermo Martín Núñez

Follicular lymphoma does not usually present with associated paraneoplastic syndromes. We describe the case of a patient diagnosed with follicular lymphoma when investigating anaemia of chronic disease/inflammation and who, during her clinical course, developed peliosis hepatis. We have been able to confirm the similarity between the symptoms, the tumour’s biology, the anaemia and peliosis, with the behaviour of endothelial growth factor, interleukins and iron metabolism disorders, which were normalised with treatment. To date, we have found no cases where peliosis has been described in this type of lymphoma.

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