Florence Gaillard

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A case of fatal Epstein-Barr virus infection in a previously healthy girl who was first found to have severe infectious mononucleosis with spontaneous recovery is reported. Because an abnormal immune response to the virus persisted, the disease relapsed, manifesting in cutaneous and pulmonary lesions associated with hemophagocytic syndrome responsible for(More)
From 1991 to 1997 18 consecutive patients with well-defined mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) underwent high-dose therapy with unpurged autologous (17 patients) or allogeneic (one patient) stem cell transplantation. Tissue sections were reviewed for morphology, immunophenotype, cyclin D1 and P53 expression as well as proliferation index (PI). Median age of(More)
Inappropriate macrophage activation is responsible for clinical, biological and histological features characterized by diffuse non malignant histiocytic tissue infiltration called "reactive hemophagocytic syndrome" (RHS). We report here 23 new cases. Immunodepression (10 cases), hematologic malignancies (13 cases) and infection (10 cases) are the most(More)
To assess an unequivocal diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), we have developed a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay, enabling the demonstration of t(11;14)(q13;q32) directly on pathological samples. We have first selected CCND1 and IGH probes encompassing the breakpoint regions on both chromosomes. Then, we have defined experimental(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) was used to analyse 34 follicular lymphoma (FL) samples. 27 samples showed DNA sequence copy number changes of at least one genomic region (26 samples with at least one gain and nine with at least one loss). Some chromosomes or chromosomal regions were preferentially involved. The most frequently gained regions were(More)
The chromosomal translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) fuses the IGH and CCND1 genes and leads to cyclin D1 overexpression. This genetic abnormality is the hallmark of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), but is also found in some cases of atypical chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), characterized by a poor outcome. For an unequivocal assessment of this specific(More)
We investigated 16 patients with elevated serum monoclonal IgG and a leukaemic B-cell lymphocytic disorder different from multiple myeloma. Their clinical history was that of a non-aggressive disease with dominant splenomegaly and long survival. Whereas abnormal blood and bone marrow cells were predominantly small lymphocytes with a few lymphoplasmacytoid(More)
The major etiologies of primary aldosteronism are aldosterone-producing adrenal adenoma, requiring a surgical treatment, and bilateral hyperplasia, usually managed with medical therapy. We only report a retrospective study on 22 patients with primary aldosteronism diagnosed by clinical and usual biochemical tests. All the patients were explored by computed(More)
Three to 5% of breast carcinomas are argyrophilic, including some which are mucinous and thus "composite", whereas there are no argyrophilic cells in normal breast nor in benign breast pathology. This raises the problem of the origin and type of these argyrophilic cells. We carried out a histologic and immunohistochemical study in 4 such cases of mucoid(More)