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Arch Dis Child. Apr 1998; 78(4): 367–370.
PMCID: PMC1717542
Arthritis as a presenting feature of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
F. Falcini, M. Bardare, R. Cimaz, A. Lippi, and F. Corona
Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy.
Leukaemia can present with joint swelling in the absence of abnormal haematological findings. Arthritis as a presenting sign of lymphoma, however, is extremely rare. Three children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had joint swelling at the onset of their disease are reported. Two cases showed histological features of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (Ki-l/CD30 positive), and one of angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma. In all patients the unusual presentation delayed correct diagnosis.

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