Hepatitis C and B-cell lymphoma Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hepatitis C
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell

abstract

  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem worldwide. HCV, a lymphotropic and hepatotropic virus, is clearly associated with cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, autoimmune phenomena, hepatocellular carcinoma, and essential mixed cryoglobulinemia. Recently, there have been increasing reports of B-cell lymphomas in patients with HCV infection, and epidemiologic data from several sources have demonstrated high rates of HCV seroprevalence in patients with B-cell malignancies. This review describes a case report of a patient with HCV and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, followed by a summary of the literature on this rapidly evolving area.

publication date

  • August 1998

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 15468431

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 605

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 12

number

  • 8