Helenemarie Schaer Barbosa

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Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) and Hodgkin's disease (HD) occurring in developing regions are frequently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and have a high incidence in childhood. Recent genotyping studies indicate that the tumour cells of both neoplasms represent B cells that contain somatically mutated immunoglobulin heavy chain genes. This(More)
The state of Bahia in the northeastern coast of Brazil is a region in which HTLV-I infection is endemic. This study investigated the characteristics of 28 HTLV-I-associated lymphomas/leukemias in this region. HTLV-I-infection diagnosis was based on serologic study, Southern blot analysis, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in neoplastic tissue. The main(More)
BACKGROUND Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a severe disease caused by HTLV-I. This paper describes the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical findings of 52 cases of ATL with skin involvement and investigates whether there is any relationship between median survival time (MST) and histological patterns, primary cutaneous involvement and CD8(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether subdivision of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) on the basis of clinical types, skin involvement, histologic features, cell size, and proliferative index (PI) was clinically relevant. Skin lesions were present in 47 cases (67%). Five cases were classified as primary cutaneous tumoral (PCT) type not(More)
We describe 195 cases of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) reported to the national registry of T-cell malignancies in Brazil between 1994 and 1998. We compared the effect of demographic differences and clinical features of 150 consecutive ATLL cases in different regions of this diverse country. At diagnosis, the predominant clinical sub-type was the(More)
Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) occurring in developing regions is different from HL in industrialized countries due to the higher frequency of association with Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection. This infection is related to classical HL (cHL) but is virtually absent in nodular lymphocyte predominant HL (nLPHL). We studied the phenotype and the expression(More)
The occurrence of malignant lymphoma is an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in AIDS patients. The incidence of AIDS-related lymphoma in some developing countries such as Brazil is increasing as the survival of HIV infection has improved. Although there is a clear association between several types of immunodeficiency-related lymphomas(More)