Hydroa Vacciniforme-Like Lymphoproliferative Disorder in an Adult Patient With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

J Med Cases

Sep 2020


Hydroa vacciniforme-like lymphoproliferative disorder (HV-LPD) is a rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) which primarily affects children from Latin America and Asia. Typical features include vesicles and ulceration in sun-exposed areas which may be accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fever, lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. We report a 73-year-old man diagnosed with HV-LPD in the context of zanubrutinib (oral Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK)-inhibitor) treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The patient presented with slowly progressive peri-orbital edema and erythema non-responsive to topical therapies which eventually progressed to focal crusting and erosion. Prednisolone was subsequently introduced, which led to a good response in the patient’s symptoms.

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