Large cell lymphoma masquerading as a viral retinitis

Marc D. de Smet, Robert B. Nussenblatt, Janet L. Davis, Alan G. Palestine

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A 37 year old woman presented with a bilateral vitritis. 4 months previously, she had developed in her left eye a necrotizing retinitis compatible with acute retinal necrosis (ARN). A trial of Acyclovir was unsuccessful as were systemic steroids. Over the following 2 months the vitritis worsened. The patient underwent a diagnostic vitrectomy revealing the presence of a large B-cell lymphoma with a predominance of lambda light chains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Oct 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • differential diagnosis
  • lymphoma
  • ocular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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