Serum beta 2-microglobulin in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
AffiliationCancer Research Campaign, Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester M20 9BX
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractEighty-one patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had serum beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2M) estimated at presentation. A significant association was found between beta 2M levels and stage of disease (P less than 0.001), presence of hepatomegaly (P less than 0.001) and bone marrow involvement (P less than 0.05). No association was found between the level of beta 2M and histological group, presence of splenomegaly, lymph-node masses greater than 5 cm in diameter, lymphocyte count or the presence of systemic B symptoms. Pretreatment levels of beta 2M did not help predict response to treatment and achievement of a complete remission, the length of remission obtained or survival.
CitationSerum beta 2-microglobulin in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 1983, 19 (3):327-31 Eur J Cancer Clin Oncol
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer & Clinical Oncology
- Serum beta 2 microglobulin in malignant lymphoproliferative disorders.
- Authors: Constantinides IP, Pathouli C, Karvountzis G, Papadopoulos P, Varvoutsi-Constantinides M, Eliakis P, Hadziyannis S, Komninos Z
- Issue date: 1985 May 15
- Serum beta 2-microglobulin in malignant lymphoma.
- Authors: Hagberg H, Killander A, Simonsson B
- Issue date: 1983 Jun 15
- beta 2-Microglobulin and beta 2-microglobulin-binding proteins in inflammatory diseases.
- Authors: Revillard JP, Vincent C, Clot J, Sany J
- Issue date: 1982
- Prognostic value of serum beta-2 microglobulin in low-grade lymphoma.
- Authors: Litam P, Swan F, Cabanillas F, Tucker SL, McLaughlin P, Hagemeister FB, Rodriguez MA, Velasquez WS
- Issue date: 1991 May 15
- [Importance of determination of serum beta-2-microglobulin levels in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma].
- Authors: Raida L, Papajík T, Hlusí A, Faber E, Urbanová R, Heczko M, Jancíková M, Zapletalová J, Komenda S, Indrák K
- Issue date: 2002 Feb