Indian Journal of Dermatology
CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 315--316

Three sequential lymphomatous tumours in a patient - Authors' reply


Ellie Choi1, Sam Yang1, Kong Bing Tan2, Derrick Aw3, Nisha Suyien Chandran1,  
1 Division of Dermatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore
2 Department of Pathology, National University Hospital, Singapore
3 Division of Medicine, Sengkang Health, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Ellie Choi
Division of Dermatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital
Singapore




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Choi E, Yang S, Tan KB, Aw D, Chandran NS. Three sequential lymphomatous tumours in a patient - Authors' reply.Indian J Dermatol 2020;65:315-316


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Choi E, Yang S, Tan KB, Aw D, Chandran NS. Three sequential lymphomatous tumours in a patient - Authors' reply. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Sep 22 ];65:315-316
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Sir,

We thank the readers for their letter and comment. Indeed, defective immunity in an HIV-infected individual predisposes one to the development of multiple tumors, especially hematological malignancies.[1] In this patient, an HIV antigen–antibody test (4th generation test for the p24 antigen and HIV antibody)[2] performed in 2016 after the diagnosis of small B cell lymphoma was found to be negative. We trust this clarifies.

References

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2Vallefuoco L, Mazzarella C, Portella G. Fourth generation assays for HIV testing. Expert Rev Mol Diagn 2016;16:723-32.