Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lymphoproliferative precursor diseases in US veterans with hepatitis C virus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hepatitis C
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Veterans

abstract

  • Hepatitis C virus infection confers a 20% to 30% increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma overall, and a 3-fold higher risk of Waldenström macroglobulinemia, a low-grade lymphoma. Risks were also increased for cryoglobulinemia. These results support an etiological role for HCV in causing lymphoproliferation and causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

publication date

  • May 9, 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.297.18.2010

PubMed ID

  • 17488966

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2010

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 297

number

  • 18