Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 8

Primary Hodgkin’s Disease with Involvement of the Brain in an Immunocompetent Individual - A Rare Yet Deadly Occurrence

Sibhi Ganapathy*, Adesh J, Rajesh Raykar and Shailesh AV Rao

Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: Sibhi Ganapathy, Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India.

Received: June 15, 2022; Published: July 14, 2022

Abstract

Hodgkin’s disease is usually a disease involving the peripheral lymphatic system with strong predilection to the cervical lymph nodes. Diagnosis is made by a combination of histopathology (where the Reed-Sternberg giant cell is pathognomonic) as well as by lymphocytic markers such as CD20 and CD30. Hodgkin’s disease rarely involved the brain and non-lymphoid organs. We present a known case of Hodgkin’s disease with a lesion in the frontal lobe which presented as new onset seizures in a 29-year-old patient. The lesion was successfully removed and on analysis was seen to be a part of Hodgkin’s disease. The rarity of CNS involvement coupled with a recurrent pattern of this disease (the CNS involvement seen in the recurrence rather than the primary presentation) makes this a rare and interesting report.

Keywords: Hodgkin’s Disease; Brain; Immunocompetent; Deadly Occurrence

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Citation

Citation: Sibhi Ganapathy., et al. “Primary Hodgkin’s Disease with Involvement of the Brain in an Immunocompetent Individual - A Rare Yet Deadly Occurrence". Acta Scientific Neurology 5.8 (2022): 34-37.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Sibhi Ganapathy., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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