Peripheral blood dissemination has been described in various types of B- and T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The likelihood of leukemic dissemination differs according to the type of lymphoma. In some cases, a leukemic phase may be the only presentation of the underlying lymphoma and hence careful examination of the peripheral blood smear may suggest a clue to the underlying disease process. However, leukemic dissemination is usually not a feature of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). We describe a case of a 64-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with overt peripheral blood involvement by AITL.
- Angioimmunoblastic lymphoma
- CD10+ T cells
- Leukemic phase
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine