Monday, 1 November 2010

MRCP revision battle 39.2: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are a hugely diverse group of diseases and this battle is a highly edited set of highlights for MRCP revision.

Low grade 
  • relatively mature cells
  • indolent but usually incurable
  • try local radiotherapy

High grade
  • immature cells
  • rapidly progressive disease but 40% curable
  • treated with CHOP chemo
  • includes Burkitts lymphoma

B cell lymphoma
  • treated with rituximab

  • treated as ALL

Now for a short battle with an esoteric condition...