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ABC activated B cell
ABCM doxorubicin (Adriamycin), BCNU, cyclophosphamide and melphalan
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AITL angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
ALCL anaplastic large cell lymphoma
ALL acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
AML acute myeloid leukaemia
APAAP alkaline phosphatase–anti-alkaline phosphatase
ATLL adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma
BCR B-cell receptor
B-PLL B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia
CAR-T chimeric antigen receptor-T
CHAD cold haemagglutinin disease
CHOP cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone or prednisolone
CLA cutaneous lymphocyte antigen
CLL chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
CLPD-NK chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of NK cells
CNS central nervous system
CT computed tomography
DLBCL diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
EATL enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma
EBER Epstein–Barr virus-encoded RNA
EBV Epstein–Barr virus
EGIL European Group for the Immunological Characterization of Leukemias
EMA epithelial membrane antigen
EORTC European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
ESMO European Society for Medical Oncology
FAB French–American–British (classification)
FISH fluorescence in situ hybridization
FLIPI Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index
GCB germinal centre B cell
HAART highly active antiretroviral therapy
HCL-V hairy cell leukaemia variant
HL Hodgkin lymphoma
H&E haematoxylin & eosin
HGBL high-grade B-cell lymphoma
HHV8 human herpesvirus 8
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HTLV-1 human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1
Ig immunoglobulin
IGH immunoglobulin heavy chain
IGK immunoglobulin kappa chain
IGL immunoglobulin lambda chain
IPI International Prognostic Index
IPSID immunoproliferative small intestinal disease
KIR killer immunoglobulin-like receptor
KSHV Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus
LBL lymphoblastic lymphoma
L&H lymphocytic and histiocytic Reed–Sternberg variant
LDH lactate dehydrogenase
LGLL large granular lymphocytic leukaemia
LMP1 latent membrane protein 1
MALT mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue
MBL monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis
MCL mantle cell lymphoma
MEITL monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma
MF mycosis fungoides
MGUS monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
MHC major histocompatibility complex
MIPI Mantle cell lymphoma International Prognostic Index
NHL non-Hodgkin lymphoma
NK natural killer
NLPHD nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma
NOS not otherwise specified
PAS periodic acid–Schiff
PCR polymerase chain reaction
PEL primary effusion lymphoma
PET positron emission tomography
PLL prolymphocytic leukaemia
POEMS Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly (hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy), Endocrinopathy, M-protein and Skin changes (syndrome)
PTCL, NOS peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified
PUVA psoralen plus ultraviolet light
RT-PCR reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
SDRPL splenic diffuse red pulp small B-cell lymphoma
SH2 src-like homology 2
SLL small lymphocytic lymphoma
SmIg surface membrane immunoglobulin
SMZL splenic marginal zone lymphoma
SS Sézary syndrome
TCR T-cell receptor
TdT terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase
TFH T follicular helper
T-LGLL T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukaemia
Treg Regulatory T cells
T-PLL T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia
TRA T cell receptor alpha
TRB T cell receptor Beta
TRG T cell receptor gamma
VAD vincristine, doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and dexamethasone
VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor
WHO World Health Organization

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