Rapidly Growing Primary Gastric B-Cell Lymphoma after Eradication of Helicobacter pylori

Norihiro Furusyo, Kohki Kanamoto, Shotaro Nakamura, Takashi Yao, Hiroshi Suekane, Yuji Yano, Iwao Ariyama, Jun Hayashi, Seizaburo Kashiwagi

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Abstract

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection plays a decisive role in primary gastric B-cell lymphoma especially of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type. We treated a 47-year-old male patient with primary gastric B-cell lymphoma associated with H. pylori infection. Although antibiotic therapy for eradication of H. pylori caused great improvement in the low-grade MALT lymphoma-like lesion, the small areas of high-grade lesion rapidly formed a new bulky mass in only 8 weeks. This suggests that eradication of H. pylori is not effective for high-grade lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-799
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume38
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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