Richter's syndrome mimicking chronic colitis. A patient with diffuse histiocytic lymphoma complicating chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 62-year-old woman developed diffuse histiocytic lymphoma in the course of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and manifested symptoms mimicking chronic ulcerative colitis. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia may be complicated by the development of lymphoma designated Richter's syndrome. These lymphomas may present in the gastrointestinal tract with signs and symptoms suggestive of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Initial diagnostic studies, especially barium studies, may yield similar findings. However, histologic findings and clinical course are particularly important in differentiating the disorders.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, JA

Published Date

  • March 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 195

PubMed ID

  • 3943435

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3706

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02555022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States