[Complete remission of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the stomach after eradication of Helicobacter pylori].

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Høeg RT, Skau AM, Nørgaard P, Hansen PB. [Complete remission of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the stomach after eradication of Helicobacter pylori]. Ugeskr Laeg. 2011;173(39):2425-6.
A 91 year-old man was found to have diffuse large cell B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), localized to the stomach. Because of his age, his only treatment was anti-Helicobacter pylori therapy. He achieved a complete remission, and six months after the initial presentation, there were no signs of recurrence. The recommended treatment of DLBCL is chemotherapy followed by involved-field irradiation. However, small prospective trials have shown high rates of complete remission after eradication of H. pylori alone and this treatment is an option in patients of advanced age or with severe co-morbidities.