primary effusion lymphoma(redirected from serous lymphoma)
primary effusion lymphomaA very rare, high-grade human herpes virus 8- (HHV-8) associated large-cell lymphoma of body cavities with evidence of EBV infection, which primarily affects immunocompromised patients, especially those with HIV disease.
Fever of unknown origin, shortness of breath, weakness, cough.
HCV, HIV, immunocompromise, elderly, asbestos exposure, solid organ transplantation.
Pleura, pericardium, or peritoneum, often with effusion.
Most patients die from the disease.
primary effusion lymphoma
A non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma that typically arises in body cavities such as the pleural, peritoneal, or pericardial spaces. It is caused by Kaposisarcoma herpesvirus (human herpes virus 8) and is usually found in patients with advanced immune suppression.Synonym: body cavity lymphoma
See also: lymphoma