Pathophysiology of Hodgkin's disease: functional and molecular aspects.

Hodgkin's disease (HD) is characterized by the presence of the typical, clonal malignant Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (H-RS) cells in a hyperplastic background of normal reactive lymphocytes, plasma cells, histiocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils and stromal cells. The neoplastic nature of HD is based on aggressive clinical progression, presence of the… CONTINUE READING