Asian variant of intravascular lymphoma: aspects of diagnosis and the role of rituximab.

@article{Shimizu2007AsianVO,
  title={Asian variant of intravascular lymphoma: aspects of diagnosis and the role of rituximab.},
  author={Ikuo Shimizu and Naoaki Ichikawa and Mihoko Yotsumoto and Masahiko Sumi and Mayumi Ueno and Hikaru Kobayashi},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 17},
  pages={1381-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The Asian variant of intravascular lymphoma (AIVL) is a rare non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, characterized by hemophagocytic syndrome and the absence of neurological abnormality or skin lesions, which are typical features of classical IVL. The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of AIVL patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of AIVL patients who were admitted to our institution between January 1999 and December 2006… CONTINUE READING
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