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How is B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with hepatitis C?

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B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue, has also been associated with chronic hepatitis C virus. The cause is thought to be the excessive stimulation by the hepatitis C virus of B-lymphocytes, which results in the abnormal reproduction of the lymphocytes. Interestingly, treatment with interferon therapy has caused come cases of hepatitis C virus-associated low-grade (not very active) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to go into remission. However, most individuals with hepatitis C virus-associated high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma will require the usual anti-cancer therapies.

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Zignego A. , Aug. 1, 2008. Clinics in Liver Disease

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 22, 2018

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Zignego A. , Aug. 1, 2008. Clinics in Liver Disease

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 22, 2018

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