The relation of lymphoma and hepatitis B virus/hepatitis C virus infections in the region of East Black Sea, Turkey

SÖNMEZ M. , Bektaş Ö. , YILMAZ M. , DURMUS A., AKDOGAN E., TOPBAŞ M. , ...More

TUMORI J, vol.93, no.6, pp.536-539, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TUMORI J
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-539


Aim and background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are not only hepatotropic, but also lymphotropic viruses. Infections with these viruses induce chronic antigenicity and may stimulate clonal expansion of malignant B-cell neoplasms. Moreover, these viruses can proliferate in lymphatic structures and bone marrow. However, the relationship between lymphomas and HBV/HCV infections is not clear. In our region of the East Black Sea, Turkey (the city of Trabzon), we intended to demonstrate a relation of lymphoma and HBV/HCV infections with a case-controlled study.