Chronic Diarrhea: A rare presentation of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • Saira Furqan
  • Sajjad Ali Khan Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Dania Ali
  • Kaleemullah Badini
Keywords: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Chronic Diarrhea, Extra nodal GI involvement, Case Report


Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer affecting the lymphatic system. There are two subtypes of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Nodular lymphocyte predominant (NLPHL) and classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which has further four types. It has a bimodal distribution and is more common among males. The most common presentation is painless swelling in the neck, armpit or groin region. Associated Symptoms include night sweats, unintentional weight loss, fever, persistent cough or dyspnea. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare occurrence. Diagnosis is based on hematological, radiological and histochemical studies.

Here we report a rare presentation of a 47-year-old male who presented with symptoms of loose stools, weight loss and fever. CT scan and abdominal lymph node biopsy findings were consistent with a lymphoproliferative disorder Patient was being managed in the line of malabsorption syndrome with possible underlying malignancy but his condition deterioted before the histological diagnosis was confirmed. Thus, this report highlights the importance having a consideration for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the management of chronic diarrhea.


How to cite this:
Furqan S, Khan SA, Ali D, Badini K. Chronic Diarrhea: A rare presentation of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(8):2380-2383. doi:

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Author Biography

Saira Furqan
How to Cite
Furqan, S., Khan, S. A., Ali, D., & Badini, K. (2022). Chronic Diarrhea: A rare presentation of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 38(8).