What are the etiologic factors in B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Any of the following may play a role in the etiology of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in a particular patient:

  • Genetic abnormalities
  • Environmental factors
  • Viral infections
  • Immunodeficiency states
  • Connective-tissue disorders

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