Rituximab-induced remission of a gastric MALT lymphoma

Yvonne H. Datta, Bal Kampalath, David G. Binion

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Abstract

Gastric MALT lymphoma is usually associated with H. pylori infection, and responds to treatment with antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor. We report a case of H. pylori negative gastric MALT lymphoma. The patient was followed conservatively for 2 years until she developed gastrointestinal bleeding with significant anemia. She was treated with rituximab 375 mg/m2 weekly for four doses, which resulted in a biopsy proven complete remission. Rituximab therapy is a reasonable, well tolerated treatment alternative for MALT lymphomas not associated with H. pylori.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1299
Number of pages3
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Gastric
  • Lymphoma
  • MALT
  • Rituximab

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