A case of HHV-8-associated HIV-negative primary effusion lymphoma in Moscow

Journal of Medical Virology
D ShirokovN Tupitsyn

Abstract

Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare tumor of B-cell derivation which is associated with human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8) in 100% and with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in most of cases. The paper describes the first case in Russia of HIV(-) HHV-8(+) Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(+) primary effusion lymphoma in a male patient aged 56 years. The tumor was located in the pleural cavity. Interestingly, the patient was HIV-negative while having a positive tumor HHV-8 test. There are only 22 similar cases described worldwide.

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May 19, 2011·Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡·M N Kostjukova, N N Tupitsyn
Feb 9, 2010·Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics·Masayuki HondaYasuyoshi Ouchi

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