B symptomAny systemic finding associated with leukaemias and lymphomas which is a clinical marker of a worse prognosis.
B symptoms Significant fever (in Hodgkin lymphoma, the classic but uncommon Pel-Ebstein fever), night sweats, and unintentional weight loss of >10%. “A symptoms” don’t include the above symptoms.
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B symptomOncology Any manifestation of systemic disease associated with leukemia and lymphoma, including significant fever–in Hodgkin's disease, the classic, but uncommon Pel-Ebstein fever, night sweats and unintentional weight loss of > 10%; 'A' symptoms correspond to an absence of clinical manifestations of malignancy
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