Epstein-barr virus-associated extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT Lymphoma) arising in the parotid gland of a child with ataxia telangiectasia

Jennifer A. Bennett, Michael Bayerl

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Hematologic malignancies, in particular T-cell lymphomas/leukemias, are prevalent in patients with ataxia telangiectasia (AT), with most reported cases being clinically aggressive and high grade. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is often associated with lymphoid proliferations/neoplasms arising in immunodeficient patients. Reports of low-grade B-cell neoplasms in the ataxia telangiectasia population are extremely rare. Here, we describe a case of EBV-associated extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma) of the parotid gland in a 16-year-old boy with AT. In addition, we review the literature of hematologic malignancies in the AT population as well as the occurrence of EBV in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e114-e117
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 6 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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