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ABCM adriamycin (Doxorubicin), BCNU, cyclophosphamide and melphalan

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AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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ALCL anaplastic large cell lymphoma

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ALL acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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AML acute myeloid leukaemia

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APAAP alkaline phosphatase–anti-alkaline phosphatase

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ATLL adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma

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B-PLL B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia

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CHAD cold haemagglutinin disease

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CHOP cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone or prednisolone

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CLL chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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CT computed tomography

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DLBCL diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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EBER Epstein–Barr virus-encoded RNA

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EBV Epstein–Barr virus

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EGIL European Group for the Immunological Characterization of Leukemias

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EMA epithelial membrane antigen

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EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer

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FAB French–American–British (classification)

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FISH fluorescence in situ hybridization

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FLIPI Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index

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HD Hodgkin’s disease

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H&E haematoxylin & eosin

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HHV8 human herpesvirus 8

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HIV human immunodeficiency virus

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HTLV-I human T-cell lymphotropic virus I

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Ig immunoglobulin

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IPSID immunoproliferative small intestinal disease

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KIR killer immunoglobulin-like receptor

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KSHV Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus

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L&H lymphocytic and histiocytic Reed–Sternberg variants

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LDH lactate dehydrogenase

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LGLL large granular lymphocyte leukaemia

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LMP1 latent membrane protein 1

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MALT mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

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MCL mantle cell lymphoma

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MF mycosis fungoides

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MGUS monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance

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MHC major histocompatibility complex

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NHL non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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NK natural killer

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NLPHD nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s disease

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PAS periodic acid–Schiff

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PCR polymerase chain reaction

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PEL primary effusion lymphoma

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PET positron emission tomography

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PLL prolymphocytic leukaemia

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POEMS Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly (hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy), Endocrinopathy, M-protein and Skin changes (syndrome)

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PUVA psoralen plus ultraviolet light

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RT-PCR reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction

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SLL small lymphocytic lymphoma

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SmIg surface membrane immunoglobulin

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SMZL splenic marginal zone lymphoma

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SS Sézary syndrome

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TCR T-cell receptor

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TdT terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase

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T-PLL T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia

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VAD vincristine, adriamycin (Doxorubicin) and dexamethasone

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WHO World Health Organization

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