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Mantle cell lymphoma

Other Names for this Disease
  • Lymphoma, mantle cell
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What causes Mantle cell lymphoma?

Most lymphomas are not inherited, but rather an acquired disease in which the DNAwithin the cells has been damaged.[1] Damage to the DNA occurs by a combination of different factors. Many mantle cell lymphomas are found to be associated with a chromsosome translocation. Some causes of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) have been linked to viral infections including Ebstein-Barr virus, HIV, and human herpesvirus 6. It has also been found that immunodeficiencies and environmental factors like hair dyes and pesticides may lead to NHLs.[2]
Last updated: 7/21/2011

  1. O’Connor OA and Vose JM. Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Getting the Facts. Lymphoma Research Foundation.. Accessed 7/11/2011.
  2. Abassi MR. Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Medscape Reference. Accessed 7/18/2011.