The association of Hodgkin disease with monoclonal gammopathy has rarely been reported. We present a case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and Graves disease who presented with hepatosplenomegaly and a γ-heavy-chain paraprotein. Histopathology of lymph node and bone marrow revealed nodular lymphocyte-predominance Hodgkin disease, while examination of the spleen revealed plasmacytosis consistent with γ-heavy-chain disease. Following splenectomy, the patient has remained in complete remission for both conditions with no further treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with both γ-heavy-chain disease and nodular lymphocyte-predominance Hodgkin disease. Given recent data indicating the B-cell nature of this form of Hodgkin disease, the authors propose that in this unique case there may be a clonal relationship between these 2 concurrent B-cell lymphoproliferative processes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Jun 21 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology