Véronique Leblond

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BACKGROUND Neuropathies associated with lymphoma (NAL) are rare and present a great clinical heterogeneity, making them difficult to diagnose and worsening their prognosis. OBJECTIVES (1) To report the different patterns of NAL and discuss the mechanisms encountered; (2) to determine the relationship between a given type of lymphoma and a specific type of(More)
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a clonal B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) of post-germinal center nature. Despite the fact that the precise molecular pathway(s) leading to WM remain(s) to be elucidated, a hallmark of the disease is the absence of the immunoglobulin heavy chain class switch recombination. Using two-dimensional gel(More)
Whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has been increasingly omitted as the first treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) because of neurotoxicity risks. However, neurotoxicity risks are lower in young (<60 years) patients; deferring WBRT may not be necessary and may compromise disease control. To investigate this question, we report a(More)
71 leukaemic patients having HLA-matched bone-marrow transplants (BMT) were randomised to receive whole marrow (group A) or marrow depleted of T cells by treatment with monoclonal antibodies (anti CD4-CD5-CD8, group B; anti CD2-CD5-CD7, group C) plus complement. All patients received cyclophosphamide and total body irradiation before transplantation and(More)
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a B-cell disorder characterized by the infiltration of lymphoplasmacytic cells into bone marrow and the presence of an IgM monoclonal gammopathy. As part of the Third International Workshop on WM, held October 7 to 10, 2004 in Paris, France, a consensus panel charged with providing treatment recommendations for WM(More)
Since their introduction in the 2000s, echinocandin drugs have become widely used for the treatment and prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections and, notably, invasive candidiasis. Although cases of breakthrough candidiasis in patients receiving echinocandins have been reported, clinical failure during echinocandin treatment due to the acquisition of(More)
OBJECTIVE Identification of drug-induced liver disease (DILI) is difficult, even among hospitalized patients. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the impact of a specific strategy for DILI screening. DESIGN We prospectively compared the number of acute DILI cases identified in one week of a proactive strategy based on centralized elevated ALT values(More)
We report a case of myasthenia gravis associated with marked expansion of an unusual CD16(+)CD56(-)2B4(+) NK subset. These atypical cells were characterized by poor cytotoxicity against CD48(+) target cells and high proliferation due to 2B4/CD48 interaction. IL18, IFN-gamma and TGF-beta levels were profoundly different in this patient than in healthy(More)