Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis

Lymphomatoid granulomatosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-O: 9766/1
DiseasesDB eMedicine MeSH D008230

Lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a neoplastic disease.

It is a lymphoproliferative disorder (lymphomatoid means lymphoma-like). The word granulomatosis denotes one of its microscopic character, polymorphic lymphoid infiltrates and focal necrosis within it.

While most commonly found in older patients, but has been observed in young children with a history of ALL

It usually involves lung, skin, and central nervous system.

It was first characterized in 1972.[1]


It is induced by Epstein Barr virus.[2]


There is no known cure. It is resistant to ordinary chemotherapy.[3]

There currently is a protocol being run by Dr. Wyndham H. Wilson at the NIH. The experimental treatment involves the use of interferons.[4]

See also


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