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BACKGROUND Several studies from Europe have reported a high prevalence (9% to 32%) of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It has been suggested that HCV plays a role in the pathogenesis of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of HCV infection in patients with B-cell lymphoma(More)
A clinicopathologic analysis of 16 cases of multicentric angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia (MAFH) was performed. Histologically, the disease was characterized by recognizable lymph node architecture that was at least partially intact, by paracortical hyperplasia with prominent vascular proliferation, and by numerous evenly distributed, apparently(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is rare in most parts of the world. Therefore, we have evaluated the 96 cases of PTCL diagnosed within the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Classification Project (NHLCP) (1378 cases) for their geographical distribution, pathologic features and diagnostic reliability, as well as clinical presentation and outcome. (More)
Pathfinder is an expert system that assists surgical pathologists with the diagnosis of lymph-node diseases. The program is one of a growing number of normative expert systems that use probability and decision theory to acquire, represent, manipulate, and explain uncertain medical knowledge. In this article, we describe Pathfinder and our research in(More)
Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a heterogeneous process that may have a T-cell, B-cell, or indeterminant (null) phenotype and which may or may not express the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) oncoprotein. Because the clinical significance of these variants of ALCL is unclear, we evaluated the cases of ALCL-T/null and ALCL-B identified in the(More)
Benign monocytoid B cells are seen in lymph nodes in different types of lymphadenitis and they occur in the form of clusters within and around sinuses and in the interfollicular areas, but rarely completely surround benign follicles to produce a marginal-zone pattern. The cytologic hallmark of these cells is the presence of abundant pale to clear cytoplasm;(More)
The distribution of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes differs around the world but a systematic study of Latin America has not been done. Therefore, we evaluated the relative frequencies of NHL subtypes in Central and South America (CSA). Five expert hematopathologists classified consecutive cases of NHL from 5 CSA countries using the WHO classification(More)
The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the clinical presentation and natural history associated with two newly recognized pathologic entities termed mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), including the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) and monocytoid B-cell subcategories, and (2) to determine whether these entities(More)
Identical twins of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma case subjects are much more likely to develop the disease compared with fraternal twins of case subjects, suggesting a genetic determinant. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) levels are increased in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma and are correlated with a poor prognosis. We hypothesized that a heritable abnormality in IL-6(More)