Lymph nodes - not lymphoma
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Revised: 4 July 2013, last major update June 2006
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- Human herpesvirus 8 / Kaposiís sarcoma associated herpesvirus
- High prevalence in East Africa
- Associated with Kaposiís sarcoma (Mod Pathol 2004;17:456); in endemic regions of Africa, association is independent of HIV status (Hum Pathol 2006;37:23)
- Also associated with primary effusion lymphoma, plasmablastic lymphoma, some cases of multicentric Castlemanís disease
- Note: most lymphomas are HHV8-, even in HHV8+ patients
- Not associated with Kikuchiís disease (Hum Pathol 2003;34:130), despite earlier study to the contrary (Hum Pathol 1998;29:1091)
HHV8 immunostain (site unknown)
End of Lymph nodes - not lymphoma > Infectious/parasitic disorders > HHV8/KHSV
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