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Rectal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in an infliximab treated patient with ulcerative colitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
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PMID:  21122582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 20-year old man with ulcerative colitis (UC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) was diagnosed with a rectal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) at surveillance endoscopy while being in remission on infliximab therapy. Further staging identified a diffuse large B-cell NHL, EBV negative restricted to the rectal submucosa (stage IA). Until now, there has not been any evidence of an increased risk of NHL in patients with UC nor of an increased risk of lymphoproliferative disorders in IBD patients. Hence, the role of concomitant PSC in the pathogenesis of intestinal NHL is unclear. However, IBD patients treated with purine analogues and with anti-TNF are at risk of NHL, especially hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. The management of this particular young patient is further complicated by the possibility of a future colectomy due to intractable disease which compromises the use of radiotherapy for this localized disease.
Valérie Van Hauwaert; Stef Meers; Gregor Verhoef; Séverine Vermeire; Paul Rutgeerts; Gert Van Assche
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Crohn's & colitis     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1876-4479     ISO Abbreviation:  J Crohns Colitis     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101318676     Medline TA:  J Crohns Colitis     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium.
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