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In Japan, EBV positive rate in immunocompetent patients with nodal lymphomas is less than 10% in B-cell and 20 - 50% in T cell lymphoma. Among extranodal lymphomas, EBV positive rate is higher in pyothorax-associated lymphoma (PAL), nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma, and adrenal lymphoma. PAL is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that develops from chronic pyothorax resulted from artificial pneumothorax for the treatment of lung tuberculosis or tuberculous pleuritis. This disease was originally described by Dr. Aozasa as a distinctive clinicopathologic entity in 1987, and now listed as the disease entity in the WHO classification of Tumours, Pathology & Genetics, Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart (2004).
- The journal of the Japanese Society of Lymphoreticular Tissue research
The journal of the Japanese Society of Lymphoreticular Tissue research 46(1), 5-10, 2006-03-01
The Japanese Society for Lymphoreticular Tissue Research