Community-acquired infections associated with increased risk of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenström macroglobulinaemia – McShane – 2013 –

The good news is that the negative effects of the PD-1 signaling system can be limited pharmacologically both by antibodies that block PD-1 and by antibodies that block its activating ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2 (Figure). He was discharged to home with the instructions to use 60 mg of oral prednisone and an insulin sliding scale until he was seen by his primary care physician. Among the chemoimmunotherapy regimens, rituximab/cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin/vincristine/prednisone (R-CHOP) or rituximab/cyclophosphamide/vincristine/prednisone (R-CVP) were used most often [3]. The patients presented with subacute cerebellar ataxia several years after successful treatment for HL. The methods used to blind study participants and personnel were adequate if the assessors of outcome and patients were blinded and an appropriate placebo, that is, an inactive intravenous (IV) compound in spite of R, was used. However, 22% of our HD/NHL patients have had long-term disease-free survival.

Management is broadly similar in all subtypes. Given the devastating side effects of adjuvant chemotherapy, we do not recommend it in elderly patients. An increased risk of LPL-WM was associated with a family history of the following autoimmune or infectious diseases: Sjögren syndrome (OR = 5.0, 95% CI = 2.1 to 12.0), autoimmune hemolytic anemia (OR = 3.8, 95% CI = 1.1 to 13.2), Guillain–Barré syndrome (OR = 4.1, 95% CI = 1.8 to 9.4), cytomegalovirus (OR = 2.7, 95% CI = 1.4 to 5.3), gingivitis and periodontitis (OR = 1.9, 95% CI = 1.3 to 2.7), and chronic prostatitis (OR = 4.3, 95% CI = 1.7 to 11.1). During the dose-escalation phase, the maximum-tolerated dose for bendamustine was not reached; the 90 mg/m2 dose level was expanded for the efficacy assessment, and a total of 63 patients received bendamustine 90 mg/m2. In December 2010, the patient complained of a maculopapular rash over the whole body and multiple arthralgias for 2 days. Pulmonary toxicity: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute diffuse infiltrative pulmonary disease of unknown etiology have occurred (sometimes fatal).

Two cell lines derived from leukemic patients in this country also contained a small fraction of stainable cells but two others, and numerous primary human leukocyte cultures, gave consistently negative results. Nerve problems, which can be severe including muscle weakness, tingling, burning, pain, or loss of feeling in the hands and feet. In a separate trial, FM plus dexamethasone (Decadron®; Merck and Co., Inc.; Whitehouse Station, NJ, http://www.merck.com), FND, plus concurrent rituximab produced a CR rate of 92%. In cases with an appropriate clinical context, MRI with gadolinium is, by itself, adequate to establish the diagnosis of leptomeningeal metastasis.3 Nerve biopsy remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of NL, but it is not usually performed if noninvasive techniques are sufficient for diagnosis2. The inflammation leads to compression and secondary dysfunction of the structures within the cavernous sinus, including cranial nerves III, IV, and VI, as well as the ophthalmic and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve resulting in clinical symptoms [1-7]. In situ hybridization studies for VZV were performed and highlighted occasional deep fibroblasts with nuclear positivity for VZV DNA.

Lymphomas in HIV patients are heterogenous and reflect several pathogenetic mechanisms such as chronic antigen stimulation, multiple genetic alterations, and cytokine dysregulation. Among patients with Hodgkin’s disease, 53% treated with COP developed infections compared to only 27% treated with MOPP (p = 0.039). Risk factors include advancing age, male gender and white race, while familial clustering has also been observed (Wang et al, 2012). Median progression-free survival on independent radiographic assessment, the primary endpoint, was 25 vs 14 months (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.63, P < .001). These include granuloma annulare, lymphoma, pseudolymphoma, granulomatous diseases, and lichen planus. We conducted this phase II trail to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and toxicity of fludarabine, mitoxantrone, and dexamethasone (FND) in patients with relapsed indolent lymphoma. Infections of the CNS related to disease induced immunosuppression occur with increased frequency; toxoplasmosis, fungal meningitis, herpes zoster, and papova virus infection leading to progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy are among the most common. The initial dose levels were 2-CdA 0.1 mg/kg/d by continuous infusion for 7 days, mitoxantrone 5 mg/m2 intravenously (i.v.) on day 1, and prednisone 100 mg/d on days 1 to 5. The simultaneous occurrence of a unilateral segmental vesicular rash indicative of herpes zoster infection suggests an etiopathogenetic relationship between the colonic pseudo-obstruction and herpetic involvement of the motor celiac sympathetic ganglia.