Daniel A. Arber, M.D.

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  • Frequency of CD43 expression in non-Hodgkin lymphoma - A survey of 742 cases and further characterization of rare CD43(+) follicular lymphomas AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY Lai, R., Weiss, L. M., Chang, K. L., Arber, D. A. 1999; 111 (4): 488-494


    CD43 expression on B cells is an immunophenotypic feature suggestive of malignancy. In the light of its diagnostic importance, we performed a comprehensive survey of CD43 expression in various types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and determined the frequency of its expression in routinely fixed paraffin-embedded tissues. Tissue sections in 742 cases of NHL, pretreated by the heat-induced epitope retrieval technique, were immunostained using an anti-CD43 antibody. Three categories of CD43 positivity were found: (1) more than 90% of T-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, B-cell small lymphocytic lymphoma, and Burkitt lymphoma cases were positive; (2) 20% to 40% of nodal and extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Burkitt-like B-cell lymphoma, and lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma cases were positive; and (3) 0% to 6% of primary splenic MZL and various types of follicular lymphoma cases were positive. Most CD43+ follicular lymphomas were predominantly large cell type with focally diffuse areas; their follicular center cell origin in 4 of 8 cases was supported by the presence of CD10 immunoreactivity and/or t(14;18) fusion gene product. CD43 is frequently detectable in a subset of B-NHL, and, thus, it seems to be a highly sensitive marker for these tumors. CD43 also may be a useful marker for classifying B-cell NHLs by virtue of its differential expression in these tumors.

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