AIDS-Related Lymphomas Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 09, 2020
  • Author: Christina Poh, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the US prevalence of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the global prevalence of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What are the racial predilections of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What are the sexual predilections of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the prognosis of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is included in patient education about AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What causes AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What causes AIDS-related systemic non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

What causes AIDS-related primary effusion lymphoma (PEL)?

What causes AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What are the signs and symptoms of AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the focus of the physical exam to evaluate AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What are the differential diagnoses for AIDS-Related Lymphomas?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the diagnosis of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of lab tests in the treatment of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the GI workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of MRI and CT scanning in the workup of AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of imaging in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL) of the bone?

What is the role of PET scanning in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of MUGA scanning and echocardiography in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of bone marrow exam in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

How is AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL) staged?

Treatment

How is AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL) treated?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

How is lymphomatous meningitis treated in patients with AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

How is AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) treated?

How is AIDS-related primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) treated?

How is AIDS-related systemic Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated?

What are the possible complications of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL)?

How is recurrent or refractory AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL) treated?