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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 951-955

Evaluation of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus seroprevalence in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma

1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 University of Health Sciences, Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Hematology Clinic and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, Ankara, Turkey

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Duygu Mert
University of Health Sciences Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology Clinic, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Mah., Vatan Cad., No. 91, 06300, Yenimahalle/Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_465_19

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Backgrounds: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin's lymphomas (HL) are lymphoid neoplasms. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are viruses that could proliferate in lymphoid tissues. These viruses may cause lymphoproliferative diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence of HBV, HCV, and HIV in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and HL, to compare the relationship between these two disease groups and to determine the relationship between the three viruses and their characteristics. Materials and Methods: The study was a retrospective study. Patients who were followed up in hematology and hepatitis outpatient units between January 01, 2012, and May 01, 2019, were included in the study. Results: A statistically significant relationship was observed between the disease groups in terms of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), hepatitis B core (HBc) IgG antibody, hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg), and anti-HBe seropositivities (P = 0.004, P = 0.006, P = 0.041, and P = 0.014, respectively). There was also a statistically significant relationship between the disease groups in terms of anti-HCV seropositivity (P = 0.029). HBsAg, anti-HBc IgG, HBeAg, anti-Hbe, and HCV seropositivity rates were higher in patients with DLBCL than in patients with HL. Conclusion: These findings suggest that there may be a relationship between hepatitis viruses and DLBCL. Evaluation of HBV and HCV infections in these patients before starting treatment is thought to be beneficial in initiating antiviral prophylaxis to prevent reactivation in seropositive cases. In addition, care should be taken for the development of lymphoma in the follow-up of HCV and HBV infections.

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