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Alessia Gallo, Monica Miele, Ester Badami, Pier Giulio Conaldi
Patients following solid organ transplantation show a higher risk of developing cancer compared to the general population. Elevated risk is likely due to the interplay of a combination of factors, such as chronic inflammation, coexisting medical conditions, immunosuppressive regimen and persistent infection with oncogenic viruses. In addition, the tumor microenvironment plays a pivotal role in cancer progression, by driving recruitment and in situ differentiation of anti-inflammatory cells of the adaptive and innate immune system such as regulatory T cells, Th17, Dendritic Cells, Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells, Type 2 Macrophages...
February 16, 2018: Cellular Immunology
Abbas Agaimy, Sarina K Mueller, Thomas Harrer, Sebastian Bauer, Lester D R Thompson
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) of the head and neck area is uncommon with limited published case series. Our routine and consultation files were reviewed for histologically and immunohistochemically proven KS affecting any cutaneous or mucosal head and neck site. Ten males and one female aged 42-78 years (median, 51 years; mean, 52 years) were retrieved. Eight patients were HIV-positive and three were HIV-negative. The affected sites were skin (n = 5), oral/oropharyngeal mucosa (n = 5), and lymph nodes (n = 3) in variable combination...
March 5, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
M D Cyrus Oster, M D Theodore Stein, M D Sumire Kitahara, M D Serhan Alkan, Qin Huang
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a distinct clinicopathologic entity usually characterized by presentation as a lymphomatous body cavity effusion in the absence of solid tumor mass or dissemination during its clinical course. PEL can also rarely occur as a solid lymphoma involving nodal and extranodal sites and is referred to as extracavitary PEL. Here we report a unique case of extracavitary PEL in a 49year-old HIV-seropositive patient, who presented with vague abdominal pain and 20 pound weight loss. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy revealed >100 broad based intestinal polyps ranging from 2 mm to 3cm in size, spreading from the duodenum to the rectum as a typical impression of "intestinal polyposis syndrome"...
March 2, 2018: Human Pathology
Alexandra Nagy, Aparna Bhaduri, Nahid Shahmarvand, Jahanbanoo Shahryari, James L Zehnder, Roger A Warnke, Tariq Mughal, Siraj Ali, Robert S Ohgami
Castleman disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder subclassified as unicentric CD (UCD) or multicentric CD (MCD) based on clinical features and the distribution of enlarged lymph nodes with characteristic histopathology. MCD can be further subtyped based on human herpes virus 8 (HHV8) infection into HHV8-associated MCD, HHV8- /idiopathic MCD (iMCD), and polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin change (POEMS)-associated MCD. In a subset of cases of UCD, an associated follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) may be seen...
March 13, 2018: Blood Advances
Christian Münz
The human γ-herpesviruses Epstein-Barr virus (EBV or HHV4) and Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV or HHV8) are each associated with around 2% of all tumors in humans worldwide. However, investigations into their infection, oncogenesis, and immune responses that protect from the associated tumors have been hampered by the exclusive tropism of these pathogens for humans. Mice with reconstituted human immune system components (HIS mice) provide the unique opportunity to study persistent infection, virus associated lymphoma formation, and cell-mediated immune control of EBV and KSHV...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Kentaro Sakashita, Kengo Murata, Mikio Takamori
Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD), a distinct subtype of Castleman's disease, is a rare, nonneoplastic, lymphoproliferative disorder. Patients with MCD present with systemic symptoms and multiple lymphadenopathy. Lymph node biopsy is necessary for the diagnosis of various histological MCD patterns including hyaline vascular, plasma cell, and mixed types. Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) infection was identified as an important etiology of MCD among immunocompromised patients such as those positive for human immunodeficiency virus...
2018: Journal of Blood Medicine
Zenggang Pan, Mingyi Chen, Qianyun Zhang, Endi Wang, Liqun Yin, Youyuan Xu, Qin Huang, Youzhong Yuan, Xiaohui Zhang, Gang Zheng, Ji Yuan
Rare B-cell neoplasms with plasmablastic differentiation may aberrantly express CD3 by immunohistochemical staining, which places a great challenge for diagnosis. We here studied 17 cases of CD3+ plasmablastic B-cell neoplasms, including 12 plasmablastic lymphomas and 5 plasmablastic plasma cell myelomas. All 17 cases occurred in the extranodal sites with a male predominance (13/17). Four cases were initially misinterpreted by outside institutions, among which three were diagnosed as 'peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified' and one was classified as 'poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma'...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Bo-Jung Chen, Ran-Ching Wang, Chung-Han Ho, Chang-Tsu Yuan, Wan-Ting Huang, Sheau-Fang Yang, Pin-Pen Hsieh, Yun-Chih Yung, Shih-Yao Lin, Chen-Fang Hsu, Ying-Zhen Su, Chun-Chi Kuo, Shih-Sung Chuang
AIMS: To investigate the clinicopathological and molecular features of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) in Taiwan and the association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated retrospectively 26 cases with a median age of 76.5. Only one (4%) patient was infected with HIV. Cytologically, all lymphoma cells revealed typical immunoblastic to plasmablastic morphology. Immunohistochemically, HHV8 was positive in eight (32%) tumours and negative in 17 (68%) cases...
December 5, 2017: Histopathology
Luigi Naldi, Anna Venturuzzo, Pietro Invernizzi
Organ transplant recipients (OTRs) are a population at high risk for cutaneous adverse events. Their early recognition and appropriate treatment is an important component of the clinical management of OTRs and should be optimally dealt with by dermatologists working in the context of a transplant dermatology clinic. Skin examination should be a standard procedure before performing organ transplantation to assess conditions which may be difficult to manage after the transplant procedure has been performed or which may represent a contraindication to transplantation, e...
February 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Wei Wang, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, L Jeffrey Medeiros
AIMS: Lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) characterised by human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection are rare and two entities are included in the World Health Organisation classification: primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and germinotropic LPD. These two entities have very different clinicopathological presentations and prognosis. Here we describe two cases of HHV8-positive, EBV-positive lymphoma with clinicopathological features that are not consistent with either PEL or germinotropic LPD...
November 3, 2017: Histopathology
Kossivi Dantey, Liron Pantanowitz
Immunosuppression induced by chronic medication, such as occurs post-transplantation, may increase a patient's risk of developing solid tumors. These are often rare tumors characterized by odd presentations. This review focuses on commonly encountered iatrogenic, non-hematopoietic solid tumors following immunotherapy and provides a practical approach to their diagnosis. All of the malignancies covered in this review are viral-induced. They include human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated carcinomas, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumors, Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)-related Merkel cell carcinoma, and Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV8)-related Kaposi sarcoma...
September 20, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
Lindor Qunaj, Jorge J Castillo, Adam J Olszewski
Using records from the National Cancer Data Base, we studied overall survival of CD20-negative variants of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL): primary effusion (PEL, N = 228), plasmablastic (PBL, N = 481), ALK-positive large B-cell (ALK + LBLC, N = 15), and human herpesvirus-8-positive DLBCL (HHV8 + DLBCL, N = 77). Three-year survival was 27% for PEL, 40% for PBL, 34% for ALK + LBCL, and 63% for HHV8 + DLBCL. Compared with unspecified DLBCL, and adjusting for clinical characteristics (including the HIV status), survival was significantly worse for PEL (hazard ratio [HR], 1...
October 11, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Badr AbdullGaffar, Rania M Seliem
CD20-negative diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) constitute a rare and heterogeneous group of aggressive lymphomas. Known well-documented variants include plasmablastic lymphomas, primary effusion lymphomas, anaplastic kinase-positive large B-cell lymphomas, and large B-cell lymphomas arising in human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8)-associated multicentric Castleman disease. They impose diagnostic challenges for pathologists and therapeutic confrontations for clinicians. CD20 loss in B-cell lymphomas is a well-known phenomenon after rituximab therapy...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Zhenqiu Liu, Qiwen Fang, Jialu Zuo, Yue Chen, Veenu Minhas, Charles Wood, Tiejun Zhang
Men who have sex with men (MSM) were highly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and Human herpes virus 8 (HHV8), while the epidemiologic features of HHV8 among MSM remain obscure. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the burden of HHV8 in MSM. Electronic databases were searched for publications on HHV8 epidemiologic characteristics among MSM. Random-effect meta-analysis was applied to combine the HHV8 seroprevalence in MSM and odds ratios (ORs) for associated risk factors. Meta-regression and stratified analyses were performed to detect the potential sources of heterogeneity...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
Takuro Igawa, Rika Omote, Hiaki Sato, Kohei Taniguchi, Katsuya Miyatani, Tadashi Yoshino, Yasuharu Sato
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma characterized by overexpression of cyclin D1 resulting from t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation. Herein, we report 3 cases of MCL with features of plasma cell-type Castleman disease (CD). The 3 patients were all men, ranging from 51 to 74 years in age, and they all presented with systemic lymphadenopathy with anemia, hypoalbuminemia, elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein, and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia. Lymph node biopsy specimens of the 3 cases showed histological features of plasma cell-type CD, including atrophic germinal centers and interfollicular plasmacytosis, with no light chain restriction...
November 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
Ryoko Awazawa, Daisuke Utsumi, Harutaka Katano, Tsuyoshi Awazawa, Takuya Miyagi, Kentaro Hayashi, Shigetaka Matori, Hiroshi Uezato, Kenzo Takahashi
Background: Non-acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is extremely rare in Japan but highly endemic in Okinawa, especially in Miyako Islands. We aimed to elucidate the exact incidence and cause of this high prevalence. Methods: Non-AIDS KS cases in Okinawa Prefecture over the past 31 years were reviewed, and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) seroprevalence in Miyako Islands was determined. We examined whole-genome sequences of 3 HHV8 strains and performed whole-exome sequencing of 4 male patients from Miyako Islands...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Kay L Crabtree, Janet M Wojcicki, Veenu Minhas, Chipepo Kankasa, Charles Mitchell, Charles Wood
Background: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection occurs in early childhood and is associated with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection and risk for Kaposi sarcoma, but behaviors associated with HHV-8 transmission are not well described. Methods: We enrolled and followed a prospective cohort of 270 children and their household members to investigate risk factors for HHV-8 transmission in Lusaka, Zambia. Results: We report an incidence of 30...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Qiwen Fang, Xiaoyi Wang, Zhenqiu Liu, Ming Zhu, Min Ding, Veenu Minhas, Charles Wood, Tiejun Zhang
The incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is increasing among renal transplant recipients. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are immunocompromised and are candidates for renal transplantation, but HHV8 seroprevalence in ESRD patients has not been well documented. A cross-sectional study of 286 ESRD patients and 281 matched subjects without kidney disease was conducted at the First People's Hospital of Huzhou, Zhejiang province to explore the epidemiologic features of HHV8 among ESRD patients in China...
February 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Jason Ramsingh, Carol Watson
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is well known to be associated with various neoplasms and opportunistic infections. Kaposi sarcoma (KS), associated with human herpes virus 8 (HHV8) infection, is the most common tumour in HIV positive patients and is also an acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) defining illness. Cutaneous manifestations are the most common presenting symptom; however, visceral involvement is also recognized. We present the case of a 55-year-old male who was diagnosed with AIDS-related KS, who was referred to our surgical unit with an indeterminate left adrenal lesion...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Arcadio Agudelo-Hernandez, Yue Chen, Arlene Bullotta, William G Buchanan, Cynthia R Klamar-Blain, Luann Borowski, Sharon A Riddler, Charles R Rinaldo, Bernard J C Macatangay
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the subclinical shedding of six different herpesviruses in antiretroviral drug-treated HIV-positive [HIV(+)] MSM, and determined how this is associated with markers of inflammation and immune activation. METHODS: We obtained blood, semen, throat washing, urine, and stool from 15 antiretroviral-treated HIV-1-infected MSM with CD4 T-cell reconstitution, and 12 age-matched HIV-negative [HIV (-)] MSM from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study at four timepoints over 24 weeks to measure DNA levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6), and HHV8...
September 24, 2017: AIDS
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