Primary immunodeficiency diseases and Epstein-Barr virus-induced lymphoproliferative disorders.


Increased incidence of malignant disorders is noted in patients with both primary and acquired immunodeficiency diseases. The pathogenetic mechanism(s) for these disorders remain unclear. Defective immunosurveillance of these patients, however, is mainly postulated to be responsible for the increased risk of these malignant disorders. Of the malignant… (More)


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