|Burkitt's Lymphoma and T-cells
Mar 20, 2011
I was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma and told that I was HIV+ in October. My Oncologist had me go through an intense regimen of chemotherapy and my Infectious Disease doctor started me on antiretroviral therapy to keep the viral load down. I finished chemo in January and will have another PET-scan to April. My T-cells are now over 200. My question is whether or not Burkitt's Lymphoma is definitely linked to low T-cells. I seem to read conflicting statements on this.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
This type of lymphoma is primarily associated with b cells and not t cells. I suspect your t cell count is primarily affected by the chemotherapy and not the lymphoma and will take some time to recover over and above HIV treatment control of the viral load.
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