The relation of lymphoma and hepatitis B virus/hepatitis C virus infections in the region of East Black Sea, Turkey

SÖNMEZ M., BEKTAŞ Ö., YILMAZ M., Durmus A., Akdogan E., TOPBAŞ M., ...More

TUMORI J, vol.93, no.6, pp.536-539, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: TUMORI J
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-539
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Aim and background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are not only hepatotropic, but also lymphotropic viruses. Infections with these viruses induce chronic antigenicity and may stimulate clonal expansion of malignant B-cell neoplasms. Moreover, these viruses can proliferate in lymphatic structures and bone marrow. However, the relationship between lymphomas and HBV/HCV infections is not clear. In our region of the East Black Sea, Turkey (the city of Trabzon), we intended to demonstrate a relation of lymphoma and HBV/HCV infections with a case-controlled study.