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Plasmablastic lymphoma


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Overview

Plasmablastic lymphoma is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Although the condition most commonly occurs in the oral cavity, it can be diagnosed in many other parts of the body such as the gastrointestinal tract, lymph nodes, and skin. The exact underlying cause of plasmablastic lymphoma is poorly understood; however, it is often associated with suppression of the immune system (i.e. HIV infection, immunosuppressive therapy). There is currently no standard therapy for plasmablastic lymphoma. Treatment usually consists of chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.[1][2]
Last updated: 1/18/2016

References

  1. Elyamany G, Al Mussaed E, Alzahrani AM. Plasmablastic Lymphoma: A Review of Current Knowledge and Future Directions. Adv Hematol. 2015; Epub 2015 Aug 18.
  2. Castillo JJ, Bibas M, Miranda RN. The biology and treatment of plasmablastic lymphoma. Blood. April 2015; 125(15):2323-2330.
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Basic Information

  • The American Cancer Society provides information on Plasmablastic lymphoma. Please click on the link to access this resource.
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  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Plasmablastic lymphoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
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