Solid variant of primary effusion lymphoma in successfully treated HIV infection: A case report

E. Mylona, I. G. Baraboutis, O. Georgiou, D. Rondogianni, Lazaros Lekakis, V. Papastamopoulos, I. Apostolidis, A. T. Skoutelis

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Abstract

Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a unique form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, mainly met in severely immunocompromised, HIV-positive patients. PEL is aetiologically related to human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) and it usually presents as a lymphomatous body cavity effusion in the absence of a solid tumour mass. Recently, cases of HIV-positive patients with HHV-8-positive solid tissue lymphomas, not associated with an effusion, have been reported (solid variant of PEL). The prognosis of PEL is reported to be poor. We report a case of an HIV-positive patient with a typical solid variant of PEL without effusion. Interestingly, his disease developed while being on stable antiretroviral therapy (ART) with high CD4 counts. He had a relatively long survival with chemotherapy and ART.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-572
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Primary Effusion Lymphoma
HIV Infections
HIV
Viruses
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lymphoma
Drug Therapy
Survival
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • HHV-8
  • HIV
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Primary effusion lymphoma
  • Solid variant of primary effusion lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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Mylona, E., Baraboutis, I. G., Georgiou, O., Rondogianni, D., Lekakis, L., Papastamopoulos, V., ... Skoutelis, A. T. (2008). Solid variant of primary effusion lymphoma in successfully treated HIV infection: A case report. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 19(8), 570-572. https://doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2007.007285

Solid variant of primary effusion lymphoma in successfully treated HIV infection : A case report. / Mylona, E.; Baraboutis, I. G.; Georgiou, O.; Rondogianni, D.; Lekakis, Lazaros; Papastamopoulos, V.; Apostolidis, I.; Skoutelis, A. T.

In: International Journal of STD and AIDS, Vol. 19, No. 8, 01.08.2008, p. 570-572.

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Mylona, E, Baraboutis, IG, Georgiou, O, Rondogianni, D, Lekakis, L, Papastamopoulos, V, Apostolidis, I & Skoutelis, AT 2008, 'Solid variant of primary effusion lymphoma in successfully treated HIV infection: A case report', International Journal of STD and AIDS, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 570-572. https://doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2007.007285
Mylona, E. ; Baraboutis, I. G. ; Georgiou, O. ; Rondogianni, D. ; Lekakis, Lazaros ; Papastamopoulos, V. ; Apostolidis, I. ; Skoutelis, A. T. / Solid variant of primary effusion lymphoma in successfully treated HIV infection : A case report. In: International Journal of STD and AIDS. 2008 ; Vol. 19, No. 8. pp. 570-572.
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