|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 1210-1211
Primary lymphoma of the radial nerve presenting as a nerve sheath tumor
Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
|Date of Web Publication||18-Jul-2018|
Dr. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
P.O. Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
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|How to cite this article:|
Al-Mendalawi MD. Primary lymphoma of the radial nerve presenting as a nerve sheath tumor. Neurol India 2018;66:1210-1
I read with interest the report by Jayendrapalan et al., on primary lymphoma of the radial nerve in an Indian patient. It is obvious that individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are more susceptible to various types of tumors compared with immunocompetent individuals. The increased propensity of HIV-positive patients to have tumors has been attributed to different factors, including the presence of immunosuppression, coinfection with oncogenic viruses, and the prolongation of life expectancy secondary to the use of antiretroviral therapy. To my knowledge, HIV epidemic is a hazardous health problem in India. The available data pointed out to a 0.26% rate of HIV seroprevalence compared with a global average of 0.2%. I presume that the rare occurrence of primary lymphoma of the peripheral nerve should have alerted the authors to determine the HIV status in the studied patient through a diagnostic battery of blood investigations including the cluster of differentiation (CD) 4 count and viral overload measurements. If that diagnostic battery had been performed and it had shown an HIV infection, then the case in question could be have confidently been considered a novel report. This is because HIV-associated primary lymphoma of the peripheral nerve has never been reported in the literature so far.
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