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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-83
Aggressive extranodal peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: A rare case report and review


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Panineeya Dental College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Panineeya Dental College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.131918

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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is primarily a disorder of lymph nodes, when limited primarily to extranodal sites it is referred to as primary extranodal lymphoma and accounts for 24-48% of all cases of NHL. The development of peripheral T-cell lymphoma is poorly understood and is thought to be associated with effector T cells involving chromosomal translocations. It has been suggested by few authors that the continued increased risk for NHL among highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)-treated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons may be a reflection of incomplete immune reconstitution and possibly a chronic state of B-cell hyperactivation. Here, we present one such rare case of extranodal NHL in a known HIV patient.


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