The relationship of hepatitis B virus infection and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and its impact on clinical characteristics and prognosis.

AIM OF THE STUDY This study aims to evaluate the association between hepatitis B virus (HBV) and lymphoma and to characterize HBV-related lymphomas. The efficacy of prophylactic lamivudine on HBV reactivation was also evaluated. METHODS We compared the prevalence rate of HBV infection in 556 patients with lymphoma seen over a 4-yr period with that in a… (More)