Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 26253291
Link to DOI – 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.07.020S1198-743X(15)00781-8
Clin Microbiol Infect 2015 Nov; 21(11): 991-7
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are malignant proliferations of lymphoid cells. Lymphoid cells proliferate in a physiological manner in response to antigen-dependent and antigen-independent signals. Some lymphotropic viruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus and human T-lymphotropic virus 1, as well as pathogens leading to chronic antigenic stimulation (such as Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis C virus), are associated with NHL. We review here some of the pathophysiological features of infection-associated NHL.