A man in his 60s presented with intermittent constitutional symptoms along with waxing and waning chest radiographic abnormalities, eventually leading to a diagnosis of lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG). LYG is a rare, progressive Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)-driven lymphoproliferative disease associated with immune dysregulation most commonly involving the lungs. The diagnosis requires tissue biopsy; thus, the decision to pursue tissue sampling with histopathology examination in a timely manner is essential. Currently, there are no established guidelines regarding the treatment of LYG, which varies from cessation of immunosuppressants to immunochemotherapy and usually requires multidisciplinary team discussion.
- Malignant and Benign haematology
- Pulmonary embolism
- Interstitial lung disease
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Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: MS, TS, JM. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: LM, BK.
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