Objectives: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) induced lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) are lymphoid proliferations arising as a result of the loss of an effective EBV-specific cytotoxic T-cell response. LPDs may occur for primary or acquired impairment of the immune system, as well as in some persons without documented immunodeficiency. Methods: In this article, we describe the case of a human immunodeficiency virus positive patient affected by an EBV-LPD of the stomach who developed a nodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with complex morphologic and molecular features. Results: GeneScan analysis of the gastric specimen identified two different heavy-chain immunoglobulin gene (IGH) rearrangements characterized by a dominant peak of 285 base pairs (bp) in length and a smaller peak of 266 bp in length. In the lymph node sample, IGH evaluation also demonstrated two different peaks; however, the main peak corresponded to the minor peak detected in the EBV-LPD specimen at the diagnosis. In addition, a monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain gene (IGL) rearrangement was also found We also demonstrated that the major peak in the stomach corresponded to the EBV-positive population observed in the histologic sections. Conclusions: This case may provide additional insights to better understanding the "hit-and-run" role for EBV in lymphomagenesis. However, we could not exclude that our findings represent the co-occurrence of two unrelated B-cell neoplasms rather than a progression from an EBV-positive neoplasm to an EBV-negative one.
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|Titolo:||A Look Into the Evolution of Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Lymphoproliferative Disorders: A Case Study|
|Citazione:||Ambrosio, M.R., Rocca, B.J., Ginori, A., Mourmouras, V., Amato, T., Vindigni, C., et al. (2015). A Look Into the Evolution of Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Lymphoproliferative Disorders: A Case Study. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 144(5), 817-822.|
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