Familial Hodgkin's Lymphoma from the Perspective of HLA


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SÖNMEZ M., ERKUT N., UCAR F., BURUK K., ÇOBANOĞLU Ü., BAHCE M., ...More

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.49, no.6, pp.607-610, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.49.2873
  • Journal Name: INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-610
  • Keywords: familial hodgkin lymphoma, human leukocyte antigen, GENETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, DISEASE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CANCER

Abstract

Although the incidence of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) - a lymphoid tissue malignity - increases in the presence of several viruses, particularly EBV, as well as with autoimmune diseases and following transplantation, although to date, the exact etiopathogenesis is not known. The higher frequency of HL among family members suggests involvement of genetic factors in its etiology. Studies aiming to elucidate the etiopathogenesis of patients with familial HL (FHL) have reported that human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotypes might be involved. In this case presentation, the associations between HLs diagnosed in a father of consanguineous marriage and his two children and HLAs in other family members were investigated and the findings are discussed in view of the published literature; no direct association was found between HLA alleles and the development of the disease in the present case with familial HL.