Primary intravascular lymphomatosis associated with Mycobacterium marinum

Deborah K. Sokol, Biagio Azzarelli, Richard R. Smith, Laura C. Kassing, Karen L. Roos, Robert M. Pascuzzi, Richard J. Blinkhorn

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Abstract

Intravascular lymphomatosis (IVL) is a rare condition in which neoplastic cells preferentially infiltrate blood vessels of the central nervous system. Nonspecific symptoms associated with IVL include dementia, seizures, and multifocal cerebrovascular events. IVL was discovered at autopsy of a patient whose neurological deficits were predated by a particularly aggressive form of Mycobacterium marinum soft-tissue infection. It is speculated that IVL may have had an occult effect on the patient's cell-mediated immunity that predisposed him to this normally innocuous mycobacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1998

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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