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name these cell types - in which condition is it found

REED-STERNBERG CELL = abnormal germinal centre B cell

 

EOSINOPHILS (pink-staining cytoplasm) - attracted by malignant cells

 

Found in HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA

2

what are lymphomas and what are the main types

Lymphoma = cancer developing from lymphocytes, more often B cells

 

1. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

2. Hodgkin's lymphoma (15%)

3. Multiple myeloma (from plasma cells, i.e. effector B cells)

4. Lymphoproliferative diseases

3

name the major risk factor for Hodkin's lymphoma

Epstein-Barr Virus infection - infects lymphocytes

4

describe the presentation of Hodgkin's lymphoma

1. enlarged lymph nodes, e.g. cervical, axilla, groin

2. B symptoms: fever, night sweats and weight loss

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