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T and B lymphocyte markers in effusions of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  1. AS Krajewski,
  2. AE Dewar,
  3. EF Ramage
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  2. Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

    Abstract

    T and B cells were sought in effusion fluids of 13 patients with lymphoma. In T cell lymphomas (four cases) morphologically abnormal cells that formed E rosettes were present. In B cell lymphomas (nine cases) morphologically abnormal cells were present in only two cases, however immunological studies showed a reduction in T cells and monoclonal light chain immunoglobulin expression in six of nine cases.

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