What are the types of large B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Other lymphomas of large B cells include the following:

  • Primary mediastinal (thymic) large B-cell lymphoma
  • Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma
  • DLBCL associated with chronic inflammation
  • Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive large B-cell lymphoma
  • Plasmablastic lymphoma
  • Large B-cell lymphoma arising in human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)–associated multicentric Castleman disease
  • Primary effusion lymphoma

Borderline cases include the following:

  • B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable, with features intermediate between DLBCL and Burkitt lymphoma
  • B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable, with features intermediate between DLBCL and classical Hodgkin disease

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