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Giant cell myocarditis associated with lymphoma: an immunocytochemical study.
  1. S A Hales,
  2. J M Theaker,
  3. K C Gatter
  1. Nuffield Department of Pathology, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital.


    A case of giant cell myocarditis in a patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is reported. To our knowledge, this is a previously unrecorded association and supports the hypothesis that the aetiology of giant cell myocarditis is related to a changed immune state. Immunohistochemical investigation of this case with a panel of monoclonal antibodies against a range of leucocyte and muscle antigens supports the view that the giant cells have a histiocytic rather than a myogenic origin.

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