T‐cell non‐hodgkin lymphoma in human immunodeficiency virus‐1‐infected individuals

John A. Lust*, Peter M. Banks, W. Craig Hooper, Carlos V. Paya, Brian D. Kueck, Gerald A. Hanson, Paul S. Ritch, Gayle E. Woloschak

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We present two patients with human immunodeficiency virus‐1 (HIV‐1) infection in whom T‐cell non‐Hodgkin lymphoma developed, based on pathologic diagnosis, immunophenotyping, and T‐cell receptor gene rearrangement. Both cases were positive for human immunodeficiency virus‐1 by enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay and immunoblot methods. Histologic sections from each patient showed a high‐grade pleomorphic T‐cell non‐Hodgkin lymphoma, and immunophenotyping demonstrated a prevalence of reactivity for CD4 (helper) over CD8 (suppressor) antigens. T‐cell receptor β‐chain gene rearrangement studies revealed a rearranged pattern with either the Hindlll or BamHI enzymes, whereas immunoglobulin heavy chain genes retained a germ‐line configuration. Viral sequences specific for human T‐cell leukemia virus‐1, human T‐cell leukemia virus‐II, or HIV‐1 were not detected. Thus, although rare, T‐cell non‐Hodgkin lymphoma may be observed in HIV‐1‐infected individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1989


  • AIDS
  • T‐cell lymphoma
  • T‐cell receptor
  • gene rearrangement
  • human immunodeficiency virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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