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Nihon Rinsho. 2000 Mar;58(3):554-9.

[Hepatitis virus and malignant lymphoma].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine.


Hepatitis virus, especially hepatitis C virus(HCV), is suggested to be associated with lymphomagenesis. A high prevalence(33%) of HCV among non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(NHL) patients has been reported mainly in Italy, but the prevalence is low in other countries. HCV-related NHL is varied histopathologically, including diffuse large B cell lymphoma, immunocytoma or follicular lymphoma(REAL). The HCV genotypes involved are 1b, 2a or 2c(Simmonds). Although HCV RNA + strand has been detected in lymphoma tissue in various studies, there are not many studies in which HCV RNA-strand has been detected. Recent studies have shown that BCL-2 plays an important role in lymphoproliferation by suppressing apoptosis, that HCV core protein regulates c-myc transcription and that BCL-2 and c-myc work together in lymphomagenesis. It seems difficult to provide reasonable explanations regarding these puzzling epidemiological findings and lymphomagenesis.

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