Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) in HIV-negative patients--a distinct clinical entity.

@article{Klepfish2001PrimaryEL,
  title={Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) in HIV-negative patients--a distinct clinical entity.},
  author={Abraham Klepfish and Ronit Sarid and Mordechai Shtalrid and Lev Shvidel and Alain Berrebi and Amichai Schattner},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2001},
  volume={41 3-4},
  pages={439-43}
}
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a recently described rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma occurring almost exclusively in HIV infected people. Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), has been linked with PEL, and a causative relationship has been suggested. In the vast majority of PEL cases Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been found in the tumour cells. We describe here an elderly human immune deficiency (HIV) seronegative man with intractable chest pain and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of malignant… CONTINUE READING

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