Prognosis in primary effusion lymphoma is associated with the number of body cavities involved.

@article{Castillo2012PrognosisIP,
  title={Prognosis in primary effusion lymphoma is associated with the number of body cavities involved.},
  author={Jorge J Castillo and Helen Shum and Majid Lahijani and E. Samuel Winer and James N. Butera},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={2378-82}
}
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare lymphoma associated with Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), and characterized by a malignant body cavity effusion without solid organ or nodal involvement. Prognostic factors in patients with PEL have not been systematically studied. We conducted a literature search for patients with HHV8-positive PEL to identify potential prognostic factors for survival. Our search identified 147 patients, among… CONTINUE READING

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