Relapse of hodgkin's disease after 14 years of complete remission

Leonidas C. Platanias*, Richard A. Larson, John Anastasi, Harvey M. Golomb

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A 40 year old male patient with nodular lymphocyte predominance Hodgkin's disease had a nodal relapse of the mixed cellularity subtype 14 years after entering complete remission with total nodal irradiation. This case is unusual because of the very long disease-free interval and also because the histology at relapse changed to the mixed cellularity subtype. A review of the literature of late relapses in Hodgkin's disease is presented, and possible mechanisms involved in their development are discussed. Hodgkin's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990


  • Lymphoma
  • Nodular lymphocyte predominance
  • Radiotherapy
  • Relapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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