Nov 1, 1986

A comparative marker study of large cell lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and true histiocytic lymphoma in paraffin-embedded tissue

American Journal of Clinical Pathology
J M MeisJ J Butler


A comparative study of large cell lymphoma (LCL) (ten B and ten T), Hodgkin's disease (15 cases), and true histiocytic lymphoma (two cases) was undertaken, using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections, a panel of eight antibodies, and one lectin to determine if any particular antibody or immunologic profile could reliably distinguish between these entities. The antibodies used were against Leu-M1, alpha-1-anti-chymotrypsin (alpha-ACT), alpha-anti-trypsin (alpha-AT), lysozyme, kappa, lambda, leukocyte common antigen (LCA), and S-100 protein. The lectin used was peanut agglutinin (PNA). Although Leu-M1 staining was positive in 11 of 15 cases (73%) of Hodgkin's disease, it was also positive in 4 of 10 cases (40%) of T-cell lymphoma, 2 of 10 cases (20%) of B-cell lymphoma, and 1 of 2 cases (50%) of true histiocytic lymphoma. Peanut-agglutinin staining results were similar to Leu-M1. The only staining profile that emerged was the presence of Leu-M1, PNA-, alpha-ACT, and alpha-AT staining in Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells in 11 of 15 cases of Hodgkin's disease. Leu-M1 and its staining pattern is characteristic, but not entirely specific for RS cells, and it was not positive in at least 25% of the cases of Hodgkin's disease in fo...Continue Reading

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Alpha 1-Antichymotrypsin
T-Cell Lymphoma
Peanut Agglutinin
B-Cell Lymphomas
Hodgkin Disease
SD Antigens
S100 Proteins

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