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Pleural mesothelioma associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  1. M Tondini,
  2. G Rocco,
  3. M Travaglini,
  4. G Rossi,
  5. A Buscemi,
  6. L de Fazio
  1. Department of Respiratory Diseases, E. Morelli Regional Hospital, Sondalo (Sondrio), Italy.


    Occupational exposure to asbestos has been associated with an increased incidence of lung and gastric cancers, mesotheliomas, and myelolymphoid malignancies. A new observation of a patient with indirect exposure to asbestos who developed mesothelioma and plasmacytoid lymphocytic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is described. This report and the previously described stimulation of B lymphocytes by asbestos suggests that the association of mesothelioma with lymphoid and plasma cell malignancies is not merely a coincidence.

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