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What defect is responsible for hodgkin lymphoma?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Risk of Hodgkin's dz

There is no one "defect" that causes hodgkin's disease, but risk factors include a high socioeconomic status, having a family member with the disease, prior epstein-barr virus infection (mononucleosis), and immunosuppression as a result of conditions like aids, organ or marrow transplantation, autoimmune disease, and immunosuppressant medications.

In brief: Risk of Hodgkin's dz

There is no one "defect" that causes hodgkin's disease, but risk factors include a high socioeconomic status, having a family member with the disease, prior epstein-barr virus infection (mononucleosis), and immunosuppression as a result of conditions like aids, organ or marrow transplantation, autoimmune disease, and immunosuppressant medications.
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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Hodgkin's lymphoma

is a malignancy of a type of B-lymphocytes, known as a Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cell (HRS).
It has been a challenge to study this disease because the HRS cell secretes factors that causes it to be surrounded by large numbers of normal lymphocytes. LRS cell neoplasia appears to result from a combination of gene mutations, like other lymphomas; and are often infected with EBV (Epstein Barr virus).

In brief: Hodgkin's lymphoma

is a malignancy of a type of B-lymphocytes, known as a Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cell (HRS).
It has been a challenge to study this disease because the HRS cell secretes factors that causes it to be surrounded by large numbers of normal lymphocytes. LRS cell neoplasia appears to result from a combination of gene mutations, like other lymphomas; and are often infected with EBV (Epstein Barr virus).
Dr. Matthew Fero
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