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open-access-imgOpen AccessPlasmablastic lymphoma of the rectum: case report of a rare location and literature review
Razan Saleh AlMohamedi,
Waleed Abdullah Alrajban,
Ammar C. Al-Rikabi,
Maha Arafah
Publication year2022
Publication title
journal of surgical case reports
Resource typeJournals
PublisherOxford University Press
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is an aggressive and rare variant of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is thought to occur in immunocompromised individuals, specifically HIV-positive patients. We report the case of a 27-year-old Saudi male with PBL. The patient had a low CD4 count at presentation, however, he was HIV negative at the time of diagnosis; also Human herpesvirus-8 was negative on immunohistochemical stain, but Epstein–Barr virus showed expression in scattered cells through the utilization of EBV-EBER.
Subject(s)aggressive lymphoma , epstein–barr virus , human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) , immunohistochemistry , immunology , lymphoma , medicine , pathology , plasmablastic lymphoma , presentation (obstetrics) , radiology , rectum , rituximab , stain , staining , virus
SCImago Journal Rank0.14

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