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., ...Daha Fazla

TUMORI J, cilt.93, sa.6, ss.536-539, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TUMORI J
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.536-539


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.