Fulminant vasculitis: A rare fatal complication of lymphoma

Eyal Leshem, Yaron Davidovitz, Eyal Meltzer, Paul Fefer, Efrat Ofek, Yechezkel Sidi*

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Vasculitis is rarely associated with lymphoma; however, most cases associated with lymphoma are cutaneous. Systemic vasculitis in association with lymphoma is usually an indolent and non-fatal complication. Two patients presented to our department with fulminant vasculitis with a fatal course and were later diagnosed with lymphoma. A search of the literature for systemic fulminant vasculitis in association with lymphoma disclosed eight case reports. We suggest that lymphoma should be considered as a possible etiology in patients with fulminant systemic vasculitis. The therapeutic implications of such an association are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Alveolar hemorrhage
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Lymphoma
  • Vasculitis


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