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Prognostic Factors for AIDS-Associated Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL)

Purpose:

To evaluate the prognosis for a patient with AIDS and a primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) based on the findings of Boulanger et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

C83.8

Description:

Boulanger et al identified prognostic factors for patients with AIDS who develop primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) associated with Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8, Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, KSHV). These can help identify a patient who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple hospitals in Paris, Saint-Mande and Ajaccio in France.

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