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An unusual case report of indolent T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder with aberrant CD20 expression involving the gastrointestinal tract and bone …

A new interesting article has been published in Diagn Pathol. 2018 Oct 20;13(1):82. doi: 10.1186/s13000-018-0762-4. and titled:

An unusual case report of indolent T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder with aberrant CD20 expression involving the gastrointestinal tract and bone …

Authors of this article are:

Wang X, Ng CS, Chen C, Yu G, Yin W.

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BACKGROUND: Indolent T-cell proliferative disorder of the GIT is a rare and provisional entity in the revised WHO 2016 classification. The patients usually have prolonged survival with persistent disease even without any treatment.CASE PRESENTATION: The 46 years old male patient has been followed up for more than 6 years without chemotherapy. Repeated gastrointestinal biopsies showed expansion of the lamina propria extending to the submucosa by small to medium sized lymphocytes with minimal cytologic atypia. The lymphoid cells were positive for CD3, CD43, TIA-1, CD2, CD7 and the B-cell marker CD20; but negative for CD4, CD8, PAX5, CD56, cyclinD1, granzyme (GraB) and Epstein Barr virus-encoded RNA (EBER). Ki-67(MIB1) index was less than 10%. Molecular tests demonstrated a clonal rearrangement for T-cell receptor γ (TCR γ) gene but immunoglobulin chain (IgH, IgK, IgL) gene remained germline. Recognition of possible aberrant CD20 expression in indolent T-cell LPD is important to avoid potential diagnostic pitfall and improper treatment.CONCLUSIONS: We present an unusual case of indolent T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder with aberrant CD20 expression, Recognition of this unusual immunophenotype of indolent T-cell LPD of GI helps to eschew misdiagnosis of B-cell and other high grade lymphomas and inappropriate aggressive treatment.

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