Primary effusion lymphoma in HIV-infected patients with multicentric Castleman's disease.

@article{Ascoli2001PrimaryEL,
  title={Primary effusion lymphoma in HIV-infected patients with multicentric Castleman's disease.},
  author={Valeria Ascoli and Sabina Signoretti and Andrea Onetti-Muda and Edoardo Pescarmona and C Della-Rocca and Filippo Nardi and Claudio Maria Mastroianni and Roberto Gastaldi and A M Casadei Pistilli and Gianluca Gaidano and Antonino Carbone and Francesco Lo-Coco},
  journal={The Journal of pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={193 2},
  pages={200-9}
}
Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) are two B-cell lymphoproliferative diseases associated with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus/human herpesvirus-8 (KSHV/HHV-8). Although MCD is considered a prelymphoma state, it is not known whether a pathogenetic link exists between MCD and PEL. This paper reports the clinico-pathological features of four cases of PEL (two pericardial, one pleural, and one peritoneal) developing in the context of HIV-associated… CONTINUE READING
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