An Unusual Case of Lymphadenopathy

  • P Raj Babu Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur.
  • Dyna T Denny Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
  • L B Harikrishnan Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur.
Keywords: Rosai Dorfman Disease, Sinus Histiocytosis, Emperipolesis, Cervical Lymphadenopathy

Abstract

Rosai Dorfman Disease is a rare benign lymphoproliferative disease which is an unusual cause for lymphadenopathy. We report a case of 16 year old male who presented with massive bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy of 11/2 months duration. Blood investigations were normal except for raised ESR. Excision biopsy was done. Histological examination revealed mixed cellularity consisting of lymphocytes, plasma cells, numerous histiocytes exhibiting marked emperipolesis; suggestive of Rosai-Dorfman Disease (Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy). He was started on low dose steroids. The patient is being followed up; the case is being reported for its rarity.

Author Biographies

P Raj Babu, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur.

MD, Professor and Unit Chief Department of General Medicine

Dyna T Denny, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur

MBBS, Postgraduate Resident, Department of General Medicine

L B Harikrishnan, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur.

MD, Assistant Professor, DeĀ­partment of General Medicine

Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
Babu, P., Denny, D., & Harikrishnan, L. (2017). An Unusual Case of Lymphadenopathy. Kerala Medical Journal, 10(2), 86-88. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/79