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DLBCL Tops Cases of HBV-Associated NHL in Europe

Key clinical point: A retrospective study suggests the majority of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) cases in Western Europe were patients with advanced-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

Major finding: The most common subtype of lymphoma was DLBCL (62%), followed by other subtypes (38%), including marginal zone lymphomas (MZL), follicular lymphomas (FL), and mantle cell lymphomas (MCL).

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 39 patients with B-cell NHL and active HBV infection.

Disclosures: No funding sources were reported. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Lemaitre M et al. J Infect. 2019 Dec 14. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2019.12.005.