Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), also known as Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is a blood cancer that originate in lymphocytes, part of the immune system. Lymphocytes are found in lymph glands, the spleen and bone marrow. Lymphomas are subdivided into Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin based on cell morphology. Because lymph glands are found throughout the body and in the brain, NHL can start anywhere.
Causes[edit | edit source]
Various infectious agents have been associated with (NHL), including Epstein-Barr virus.
Chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]
A history of chronic fatigue syndrome was associated with an increased risk of certain Non-Hodgkin lymphomas, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, and B cell NHL not otherwise specified.