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Leukocytosis, elevated C-reactive protein and ascites

Author: Axel Küttner, MD, Erlangen, Germany
Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 36-year-old woman was referred to hospital for feeling “generally unwell” with deteriorating
    conditions over the previous few days.

  • She had marked leukocytosis (>18 000 cells/mm3)1, anemia, and elevated C-reactive protein
    (>180 mg/l).

  • Clinical examination as well as ultrasonography revealed massive lymphadenopathy and ascites.
    Lymphoma was suspected.

  • A CT examination was ordered for staging.
  • A follow-up CT scan was done after 6 weeks of a specific therapy