Hepatitis C virus, mixed cryoglobulinaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

C. Mazzaro, D. G. Efremov, O. Burrone, G. Pozzato

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The aetiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas remains a controversial matter, but, recently, evidence has emerged showing that these neoplastic aberrations of the immune system may be due to viruses, at least in some cases. In fact, patients affected by an inherited immune deficiency, and those presenting disease characterized by autoimmune dysfunctions, show an increased risk for the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Several viruses have been identified as potential aetiologic agents for of non-Hodgkins lymphomas: one of these is the Epstein-Barr virus, which has been detected in cultures of tumour cells from patients with Burkitt's lymphoma: this virus seems to be involved also in the pathogenesis of some histological variants of Hodgkin's disease. In addition, the human T-cell lymphotrophic virus family members have also been recognized as possible aetiologic agents for several lymphomas, such as cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, T-cell leukaemia and T-cell hairy cell leukaemia. Recently, hepatitis C virus has been recognized as the aaetiologic agent of mixed cryoglobulinaemia, which can be considered as a benign lymphoproliferative disorder. Since mixed cryoglobulinaemia can frequently evolve into more aggressive haematological disorders, an increased prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas has been found, especially in low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The possible aetiopathogenetic role of hepatitis C virus in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas is discussed on the basis of molecular, clinical and epidemiological considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-434
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Cryoglobulinemia
Hepacivirus
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
T-Cell Leukemia
Viruses
Human Herpesvirus 4
Hairy Cell Leukemia
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Virus Diseases
Hodgkin Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System
Lymphoma
Cell Culture Techniques
T-Lymphocytes

Keywords

  • HCV
  • Mixed cryoglobulinaemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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  • Gastroenterology

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Mazzaro, C., Efremov, D. G., Burrone, O., & Pozzato, G. (1998). Hepatitis C virus, mixed cryoglobulinaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 30(4), 428-434.

Hepatitis C virus, mixed cryoglobulinaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. / Mazzaro, C.; Efremov, D. G.; Burrone, O.; Pozzato, G.

In: Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1998, p. 428-434.

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Mazzaro, C, Efremov, DG, Burrone, O & Pozzato, G 1998, 'Hepatitis C virus, mixed cryoglobulinaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma', Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 428-434.
Mazzaro, C. ; Efremov, D. G. ; Burrone, O. ; Pozzato, G. / Hepatitis C virus, mixed cryoglobulinaemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In: Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 1998 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 428-434.
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