Although it is well known that eradication of H. pylori may result in either complete or partial regression of low-grade B-cell mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALToma), it would be of clinical interest to determine whether the B-symptoms of patients with MALToma could be relieved by eradication of H. pylori. Here, we report on a 29 year-old female case with B-cell low-grade gastric MALToma with apparent B-symptoms. Her peripheral blood also disclosed large granular lymphocytes (LGL). The B-symptoms of this patient were quickly relieved within 2 weeks after starting an anti-H. pylori regimen; peripheral blood LGLs were clearly decreased as well. Complete regression of MALToma was determined 4 months after the anti-H. pylori regimen. Thereafter, the patient has been disease-free and in good general condition during a 2-year follow-up.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Dec 1|
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