Primary effusion lymphoma

What is Primary effusion lymphoma?

Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a large B-cell lymphoma located in the body cavities, characterized by pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial fluid lymphomatous effusions and that is always associated with human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8).

Other condition names

  • Body cavity-based lymphoma
  • PEL


  • Worldwide: Unknown

Age of Onset

  • Adult
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