Lymphoma of the Nasopharynx in an HIV Sero-Positive Patient in the General Hospital of Douala

Gisele Alenda Ngulefac, Jean Valentin Fokouo Fogha, Esthelle Genevieve Stephanie Minka Ngom, Vincent Fonyam, Louis Richard Njock
2012 International journal of clinical medicine  
Humman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is associated with opportunistic cancers notably Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Generally the response to chemotherapy or radiation therapy is satisfactory but requires nursing measures to protect these patients from superinfection to which they are highly predisposed by the double immunosuppression. We report the case of a 54 years-old known HIV sero-positive female with lymphoma of the nasopharynx who presented lately and died of septic shock despite the favorable evolution of the tumor on treatment.
doi:10.4236/ijcm.2012.32032 fatcat:3q4wue3vhjc7vinomxqa5hkjae