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Tuesday 01 November 2005

Remission of severe antiphospholipid syndrome associated with non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma after combined treatment with rituximab and chemotherapy.

By: Veneri D, Ambrosetti A, Franchini M, Mosna F, Poli G, Pizzolo G.

Haematologica 2005 Nov;90 Suppl:ECR37

The association of lymphoid neoplasms and antiphospolipid antibodies (APA), with or without thromboembolic complications, has been reported in several cases. We describe one case of B-cell non-Hodgkinis lymphoma (NHL) in which the combination of rituximab with standard chemotherapy led to the complete remission of a severe hypercoagulable state associated with APA.

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