Epidemiology of primary central nervous system lymphoma

Ingfrid Salvesen Haldorsen, Brian Patrick O'Neill

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Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is commonly lethal, affects vulnerable immunosuppressed populations, and continues to increase in incidence among immunocompetent individuals in several countries. During the last decades, epidemiological studies from different parts of the world have demonstrated varying incidence rates of PCNSL, as well as discrepant findings concerning whether the incidence of PCNSL is increasing or stable. These findings suggest that there may be some factor or factors other than immunodeficiency that either causes or increases the susceptibility of an individual to PCNSL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLymphoma and Leukemia of the Nervous System
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781441976680
ISBN (Print)9781441976673
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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