An increased incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been reported in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly in those receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Rare cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma have been reported in a setting of inflammatory bowel disease. The mechanism underlying the apparent association is unclear, but alterations in immune surveillance could play a role. In this report we describe the clinicopathological features of primary gastrointestinal Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed in a patient with Crohn's ileocolitis who had been receiving therapy with immunomodulator and biologic therapies.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
- Anti-TNF therapy
- Crohn's disease
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
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