Author(s): Coskun A, Yukselen O, Yukselen V, Karaoglu AO
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Abstract A 43-year-old woman was first admitted to the ophthalmology clinic with the complaint of a mass compressing the right eye. Based on clinical and laboratory examinations she was diagnosed as having marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) of the right lacrimal gland in addition to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. After the treatment for HCV infection with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin, a radiographic response of the MZL was obtained; she remains in remission through thirty months of clinical follow-up. In this case, the treatment of HCV infection led to regression of MZL suggesting the necessity of testing for HCV infection and treatment of the HCV infection should be highly considered in all HCV-positive patients with MZL's.
This article was published in Intern Med
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism