Hematology and Cell Therapy

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 191–193

Descriptive epidemiology of non-Hodgkin Iymphomas in a southwestern French hematology center: absence of significant relationship with Hepatitis C virus infection

Authors

  • F. Bauduer
    • Service d’HématologieCentre Hospitalier de la Côte Basque
  • S. Katsahian
    • Département de Biostatistique et Informatique MedicaleHôpital Saint-Louis
  • Y. Blanchard
    • Département d’Information MedicaleCentre Hospitalier de la Côte Basque
  • B. Oui
    • Service d’HépatogastroentérologieCentre Hospitalier de la Côte Basque
  • C. Capdupuy
    • Service d’HématologieCentre Hospitalier de la Côte Basque
  • M. Renoux
    • Service d’HématologieCentre Hospitalier de la Côte Basque
Original articles

DOI: 10.1007/s00282-999-0191-7

Cite this article as:
Bauduer, F., Katsahian, S., Blanchard, Y. et al. Hematol Cell Ther (1999) 41: 191. doi:10.1007/s00282-999-0191-7

Abstract

From January 1995 to June 1998, 136 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) were seen in our center which serves all the French Basque Country (300000 inhabitants). The crude and standardized incidence rates were respectively 13.2 and 7.6 cases/100000/year. The distribution of histologic subtypes according to the REAL classification showed a good correlation with the previous published data. Eleven patients (8%) were HIV-positive and two (1.4%) were HCV carriers. Hence, in our region, contrary to Italy, there is no evidence of relationship between HCV and NHLs.

Key words

Non-Hodgkin lymphomaEpidemiologyHepatitis C virus

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© Springer-Verlag France 1999