Shih-sung Chuang

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Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) comprises primary and secondary forms; the secondary form is most commonly triggered by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV; EBV-HLH). Patients with EBV-HLH usually exhibit oligoclonal or monoclonal T cell proliferation, which may mimic T cell lymphoproliferative disorder (T-LPD). This article reports on EBV-HLH in a(More)
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is characterized by c-myc translocation and CD10+/bc-2-/bcl-6+ with a very high Ki-67 proliferation index (PI). Occasional diffuse large B-cell lymphomas may exhibit a very high PI with or without a starry-sky pattern (DLBCL-HPSS). We compared 28 consecutive BL and 16 DLBCL-HPSS cases in immunocompetent Taiwanese diagnosed by(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to determine the distribution and relative frequency of each subtype of malignant lymphoma in southern Taiwan according to the revised European-American classification of lymphoid neoplasms (REAL). METHODS The pathology files of a regional hospital in southern Taiwan for 1989-1998 were searched for malignant(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclin D1-negative mantle cell lymphoma is difficult to distinguish from other small B-cell lymphomas. The clinical and pathological characteristics of patients with this form of lymphoma have not been well defined. Overexpression of the transcription factor SOX11 has been observed in conventional mantle cell lymphoma. The aim of this study was(More)
PURPOSE Whether diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of primary central nervous system origin (PCNSL) is biologically different from DLBCL of peripheral nodal origin (NL) remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the expression frequencies and prognostic significance of a panel of cell differentiation markers between these two disease(More)
AIMS To elucidate the clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of primary intestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PI-DLBL). METHODS AND RESULTS Archival tissues from 30 tumours were used for tissue microarray construction, immunohistochemistry and interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization for chromosomal translocation. The M:F ratio was(More)
Virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (VAHS) triggered by HHV-8 is extremely rare and has been reported only in 9 immunocompromised patients. We report the first case of HHV-8-associated VAHS in an HIV-negative, immunocompetent patient with plasmablastic variant (plasmablastic microlymphoma) of multicentric Castleman disease (MCD). This 61-year-old man(More)
Most primary intestinal natural killer (NK)-cell and T-cell lymphomas (PINKTL) in the Northern Europe are enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphomas, a complication of celiac disease, which is rare in the East. Primary intestinal NK-cell lymphoma is extremely rare and is poorly characterized. We investigated 30 cases of PINKTL from Taiwan with male: female at(More)
In this multicentre study, we examined 60 cases of Type II enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) from the Asia-Pacific region by histological review, immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques. Patients were mostly adult males (median age: 58 years, male:female 2.6:1), presenting with abdominal pain (60%), intestinal perforation (40%) and weight(More)
AIMS To characterize the clinicopathological features of sporadic Burkitt lymphoma (BL). METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective study of 17 paediatric and 14 adult BLs with history and histopathology review, immunohistochemistry, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in situ hybridization (EBER) and fluorescence in situ hybridization. There was no statistically(More)