Lymphoma of the ovaries mimicking septic shock: a case repor
Published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports, the authors present a case of a 21-year-old woman who presented to the Intensive Care Unit with severe septic shock – multiple organ failure as a result of a suspected gynecological infection of the ovaries.

An immediate improvement of her clinical condition in combination with strong clinical suspicion and negative cultures led to the differential diagnosis of diseases other than sepsis. Based on the results of the biopsies that were obtained by research laparotomy, this patient suffered from primary Burkitt ovarian lymphoma.

Her clinical condition improved with supportive treatment and chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the dominant treatment for Burkitt’s lymphoma, while surgery or radiotherapy has no place.

Learning Point:-
All intensivists should be aware of clinical conditions that mimic sepsis as early diagnosis can lead to appropriate therapy and avoid unnecessary diagnostic tests and antibiotic abuse.

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