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A case of hepatosplenic γδ T-cell lymphoma with a transient response to Fludarabine and Alemtuzumab

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S. Mittal, Department of Clinical Haematology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
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Abstract

Abstract:  Hepatosplenic γδ T-cell lymphoma is a rare, usually fatal lymphoma and available literature on management is sparse. Allografting is probably the only curative option. We describe a further case with a dramatic, though transient response to Fludarabine and Alemtuzumab combination, following a failure of conventional chemotherapy. Given the dreadful prognosis with conventional chemotherapy, it is a regimen worth pursuing as a disease reduction strategy prior to allograft where appropriate.

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