Incidence of lymphoma in systemic sclerosis: a retrospective analysis of 218 Hungarian patients with systemic sclerosis

@article{Szekanecz2008IncidenceOL,
  title={Incidence of lymphoma in systemic sclerosis: a retrospective analysis of 218 Hungarian patients with systemic sclerosis},
  author={{\'E}va Szekanecz and Szilvia Szamosi and Lajos Gergely and P{\'e}ter Keszthelyi and Zolt{\'a}n Szekanecz and Gabriella Szűcs},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={1163-1166}
}
Recent results suggest that B cells may have multiple pathogenic roles in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and there may be increased incidence of B cell lymphomas in SSc. Here, we assessed the prevalence of lymphomas in a large SSc cohort. We analyzed data of 218 Hungarian patients undergoing follow-ups in our institutions between 1995 and 2007. During this follow-up period, there were three SSc patients, who eventually developed B cell lymphoma. The first case is a woman with diffuse cutaneous form… CONTINUE READING

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