Lymphoma in Two Siblings: A Plausible Case of Familial Lymphoma?

O. Ejike, C. Ohaneye
2016 Case Reports in Clinical Medicine  
We repot two cases of lymphoma manifesting in siblings, one is Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and the other is Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in a nuclear family. Each presented a year apart. The patients were well and alive as at the time of this report and did not show any signs of the disease. There was no history of tuberculosis (TB) or contact with any one with TB. Other common lymphadenopathy associated conditions were excluded and histology of excised lymph nodes was confirmatory of the
more » ... ry of the lymphomas. We were constrained by facilities on the demonstration of Ebstein Barr Viruses (EBV) or genetic associations. This is the first plausible case of reported familial lymphoma in Nigeria.
doi:10.4236/crcm.2016.55033 fatcat:6by5ufpq2jdkjec4qkep7drofm