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Can non-hodgkin's lymphoma ever look like hodgkin's lymphoma even under a microscope?

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In brief: NO

Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other , just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow.

In brief: NO

Pathologists are experts in their field, both lymphomas have their own distinct features, one cannot be mistaken for other , just like a cow can not be mistaken for a horse or horse for a cow.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Occasionally

Occasionally it is difficult to distinguish between them using light microscopy alone.
However, using additional techniques such as immunofluorescence and flow cytometry it is not generally a problem. The finding of a specific type of cell called the reed sternberg cell is diagnostic of hodkin's lymphoma.

In brief: Occasionally

Occasionally it is difficult to distinguish between them using light microscopy alone.
However, using additional techniques such as immunofluorescence and flow cytometry it is not generally a problem. The finding of a specific type of cell called the reed sternberg cell is diagnostic of hodkin's lymphoma.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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