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doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32835e069d
Research Letters

Poor outcome of HIV-infected patients with plasmablastic lymphoma: results from the German AIDS-related lymphoma cohort study

Schommers, Philippa,*; Wyen, Christopha,*; Hentrich, Marcusb; Gillor, Daniela; Zoufaly, Alexanderc; Jensen, Bjoernd; Bogner, Johannes R.e; Thoden, Janf; Wasmuth, Jan C.g; Fätkenheuer, Gerda; Hoffmann, Christianh

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Out of 302 AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL) patients enrolled in the German ARL cohort study, 18 patients had plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL). Twelve out of 18 patients (67%) have died with a median survival of 4 months (range 0–11 months). In univariate analysis, an intermediate or high international prognostic index score was associated with a significantly lower overall survival and progression-free survival. The predominant cause of death was progressive lymphoma (67%). Our data indicate that the outcome of AIDS-related PBL is still very poor.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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