Association of lymphocytic neoplasia and mesothelioma.

Two lymphocytic neoplasms, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and poorly differentiated lymphoma, were detected in two patients who had nonoccupational exposure to asbestos. Both had a pleural mesothelioma subsequent to their initial presentation with lymphocytic neoplasm. Recent reports have suggested a possible association between asbestos exposure and lymphoproliferative neoplasms. Chronic antigenic stimulation by asbestos could predispose one to the immunoproliferative disorders seen in these patients. The possible significance of this relationship is discussed for future consideration.
AuthorsA P Efremidis, J S Waxman, A P Chahinian
JournalCancer (Cancer) Vol. 55 Issue 5 Pg. 1056-9 (Mar 1 1985) ISSN: 0008-543X [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID3967191 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Asbestos
  • Aged
  • Asbestos (adverse effects)
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid (complications, etiology)
  • Lymphoma (complications, etiology)
  • Male
  • Mesothelioma (complications, etiology)
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary (etiology)
  • Pleural Neoplasms (complications, etiology)

Join CureHunter, for free Research Interface BASIC access!

Take advantage of free CureHunter research engine access to explore the best drug and treatment options for any disease. Find out why thousands of doctors, pharma researchers and patient activists around the world use CureHunter every day.
Realize the full power of the drug-disease research network!

Choose Username:
Verify Password: