Pyothorax-associated lymphoma.

  title={Pyothorax-associated lymphoma.},
  author={Katsuyuki Aozasa},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental hematopathology : JCEH},
  volume={46 1},
In Japan, EBV positive rate in immunocompetent patients with nodal lymphomas is less than 10% in B-cell and 20-50% in T cell lymphoma. Among extranodal lymphomas, EBV positive rate is higher in pyothorax-associated lymphoma (PAL), nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma, and adrenal lymphoma. PAL is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that develops from chronic pyothorax resulted from artificial pneumothorax for the treatment of lung tuberculosis or tuberculous pleuritis. This disease was originally described by Dr… CONTINUE READING