Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), also known as Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is a blood cancer that originate in lymphocytes, part of the immune system. Lymphocytes are found in lymph glands, the spleen and bone marrow. Lymphomas are subdivided into Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin based on cell morphology. Because lymph glands are found throughout the body and in the brain, NHL can start anywhere.

Causes[edit | edit source]

Various infectious agents have been associated with (NHL), including Epstein-Barr virus.

Chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]

A history of chronic fatigue syndrome was associated with an increased risk of certain Non-Hodgkin lymphomas, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and B cell NHL not otherwise specified. [1]

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References[edit | edit source]

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

B cell - B lymphocyte, or a type of white blood cell, which is involved in the immune response by secreting antibodies to ward off infections. In mammals, they are mostly matured in the bone marrow.

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