Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Mantle cell lymphoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Lymphoma, mantle cell
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Cause

Newline Maker

What causes Mantle cell lymphoma?

Most lymphomas are not inherited, but rather an acquired disease in which the DNAwithin the cells has been damaged.[1] Damage to the DNA occurs by a combination of different factors. Many mantle cell lymphomas are found to be associated with a chromsosome translocation. Some causes of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) have been linked to viral infections including Ebstein-Barr virus, HIV, and human herpesvirus 6. It has also been found that immunodeficiencies and environmental factors like hair dyes and pesticides may lead to NHLs.[2]
Last updated: 7/21/2011

References
  1. O’Connor OA and Vose JM. Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Getting the Facts. Lymphoma Research Foundation.. http://www.lymphoma.org/atf/cf/%7B0363CDD6-51B5-427B-BE48-E6AF871ACEC9%7D/MANTLE%20CELL.PDF. Accessed 7/11/2011.
  2. Abassi MR. Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Medscape Reference. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/203085. Accessed 7/18/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lymphoma, mantle cell
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.