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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2022 ) > List of Articles

Case Of The Quarter

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Evolving into Hodgkin's Disease in a Young Boy

Karimulla Mondal, Somnath Dasgupta, Kirtiman Mandal, Soumitra Ghosh

Keywords : Hodgkin disease, Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, Paraneoplastic syndrome

Citation Information : Mondal K, Dasgupta S, Mandal K, Ghosh S. Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Evolving into Hodgkin's Disease in a Young Boy. Bengal Physician Journal 2022; 9 (1):13-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-7066

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a common bleeding disorder, and it may be primary (no potential etiologies found) or secondary (underlying associated conditions). The association between ITP and Hodgkin disease (HD) is well recognized in literature. ITP may occur before, during concurrent, and after the diagnosis of HD. Here we report a case of 15-year-old young boy, diagnosed as having ITP, who presented with persistent fever for a period of around 6 months and pancytopenia, and subsequently, we diagnosed HD. He responded well after chemotherapy.

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