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Gut. 2002 May;50 Suppl 3:III19-24.

Helicobacter and gastric MALT lymphoma.

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  • 1Institut für Pathologie, Klinikum Bayreuth, 95445 Bayreuth, Germany. pathologie.klinikum@bnbt.de

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection is a pre-MALT lymphoma condition. H pylori eradication leads to complete remission in 80% of low grade stage E1 lymphomas, with a yearly recurrence rate of approximately 5%. The possibility for complete remission in high grade lymphomas needs to be investigated in prospective studies. In addition, the significance of persistent B cell monoclonality (stable disease? danger of relapse? regression of monoclonality?) needs to be investigated in follow up studies.

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