Primary effusion Burkitt's lymphoma with t(8;22) in a patient with hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis.

@article{Ascoli1997PrimaryEB,
  title={Primary effusion Burkitt's lymphoma with t(8;22) in a patient with hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis.},
  author={Valeria Ascoli and Francesco Lo Coco and Marco Artini and Massimo Levrero and Alberto Fruscalzo and Cristina Mecucci},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1997},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={101-4}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be complicated by non-Hodgkin's lymphoma through yet unknown pathogenetic mechanisms. We describe the case of a patient with HCV-related cirrhosis who developed a primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) of Burkitt's type confined to the peritoneal cavity, in the absence of immunodeficiency or autoimmunity. Paracentesis followed by immunophenotyping, karyotyping, and molecular studies allowed us to diagnose a small noncleaved B-cell lymphoma (CD20+, CD24+, CD10… CONTINUE READING

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