B-Cell Lymphoma With Rapidly Decreasing High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: A Case Report

Gul Sagun, Seyma Ozkanli, Ozge Faydaliel, Ebru Zemheri, Aytekin Oguz


Low HDL-C is a rare accompanying event in patients with lymphoma with an unknown mechanism. Lipoprotein abnormalities can be considered as biological markers to follow up the malignancies and inflammatory processes as well as death resulted from these causes. We present our 76-year-old female patient who presented with fatigue and bicytopenia and subsequently developed low HDL-C at the course of diagnosis of B cell lymphoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case with rapidly decreasing HDL-C during the follow-up and the diagnosis of B cell lymphoma.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(11):738-741
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1525w


B cell lymphoma; Hypocholestrolemia; Hypokalemia

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