Primary thyroid marginal zone B-cell lymphoma MALT-type in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis


Serefhanoglu S., Tapan U., Ertenli I., KALYONCU U. , ÜNER A.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.826-832, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12032-009-9293-x
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.826-832

Özet

Autoimmune diseases are defined as specific, adapted immune reactions against self antigens. Immune mechanism deficiency is a causal factor for B-cell lymphoma in primary Sjogren's syndrome and autoimmune thyroid disease. Thyroid mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a 67-fold and parotid lymphoma is a 44-fold increased risk in Sjogren's syndrome and thyroiditis. MALT lymphoma was not reported in rheumatoid arthritis. We herein report the case of a 56-year-old woman with maltoma of thyroid in rheumatoid arthritis patient.