Recurrent immunodeficiency-associated burkitt lymphoma presenting as severe anterior uveitis

Susan Huang, Mark J. Suhrland, David Gritz

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Purpose: To report a case of recurrent immunodeficiency-associated Burkitt lymphoma (BL) that initially presented as severe anterior uveitis. Methods: Case report. Results: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of isolated anterior uveitis related to immunodeficiency-associated BL. A 34-year-old African American woman with a history of HIV and BL in remission presented with unilateral anterior uveitis. Histopathologic study of an aqueous humor specimen was consistent for BL. Conclusion: The patient's initial presentation masqueraded as anterior uveitis, but her condition rapidly progressed with significant central nervous system involvement. Ocular involvement of immunodeficiency-associated BL is rare, with isolated anterior uveitis being even rarer. This must be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis for any patient with immunodeficiency, especially with a history of previous BL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-65
Number of pages4
JournalOcular Oncology and Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016


  • Anterior uveitis
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Iritis
  • Ocular lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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