Françoise Delacrétaz

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We report a case of a 31-year-old HIV infected black female, who presented with asymptomatic generalized lymphadenopathy. Three particularly enlarged lymph nodes were biopsied (2 cervical and 1 axillary). The histological picture was consistent with a diagnosis of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML) or Rosai-Dorfman disease. Large(More)
The methylation status of p15(INK4b) (MTS2), p16(INK4a) (MTS1) and p14(ARF) (p16beta) was analyzed in 56 lymphomas by restriction-enzyme related polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (REP), methylation-specific PCR (MSP), and bisulfite genomic sequencing (BGS). Methylation of the p15 and p16 genes was detected, respectively, in 64% and 32% of the B-cell(More)
Twenty-eight cases of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) were reviewed to evaluate whether the morphologic criteria proposed by the French-American-British (FAB) Cooperative Group for marrow smears could be applied to glycol methacrylate embedded trephine biopsies. Bone marrow biopsies and marrow smears were examined separately and then compared for the(More)
AIMS In routine histological analysis of bone marrow biopsies, the distinction between reactive T-cell infiltrates and T-cell lymphoma can be difficult, even with the use of extensive immunohistochemistry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic contribution of TCR-gamma gene rearrangement analysed by PCR. METHODS AND RESULTS The samples(More) Updated information and services can be found at: (4217 articles) Neoplasia • Articles on similar topics can be found in the following Blood collections Information about reproducing this article in parts or(More)
We have developed and tested a rapid and sensitive method of detecting expansion of T-cell clones using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a single set of consensus primers for the V and J regions to amplify rearranged T-cell receptor-gamma (TCR-gamma) genes. Monoclonality was continued in all of the 18 cases of T-cell neoplasms tested, but not in(More)
AIMS Helicobacter pylori has been claimed to be an important aetiological factor which raises the risk of mucosa-associated tissue lymphoid (MALT) lymphoma. However, some studies on gastric MALT lymphoma revealed a low rate of H. pylori infection suggesting that not all gastric lymphomas are related to H. pylori infection. The aim of this study was to(More)
AIMS In nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease (NSHD), the prognostic relevance of the histopathological grading in two subtypes NSI (low-grade) and NSII (high-grade) remains controversial. Analysis of follicular dendritic cells (FDC) may provide new prognostic parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS Tumours from 59 patients with NSHD were studied. Mean follow-up(More)
CD34/QBEND10 immunostaining has been assessed in 150 bone marrow biopsies (BMB) including 91 myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), 16 MDS-related AML, 25 reactive BMB, and 18 cases where RA could neither be established nor ruled out. All cases were reviewed and classified according to the clinical and morphological FAB criteria. The percentage of CD34-positive(More)