Clinicopathological studies of eosinophilic lymphogranuloma

  • Zhang Jizeng 
  • Chen Jumei 
  • Zhang Chenguang 
Clinical Observations


Objective: To research the formative mechanism of eosinophilic lymphogranuloma (ELG), investigate its essence, provide morphologic base for treatment. Methods: The biopsies and surgical specimens of 41 cases were studied with the light microscope, fluorescein microscope, electron microscope and immunohistochemical methods. In these cases, 10 cases levels of serum IgE were measured, it was high level, and 11 cases cured with radiotherapy. Results: The lesions mainly included proliferation of both lymph tissues and post-capillary venues and formed many new scattered lymph follicles. Marked hyperplasia of plasmocytes and mast cells and diffusible infiltration of eosinophilic granulocytes were observed in tissues. The eosinophilic granulocytes were obviously degranulated. When stained with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) labeled antiserum IgE, the cells showed yellow-green fluorescence, which showed reticular shape in the germinal center of lymph follicles. The swollen tumor-like masses could disappear with radiotherapy, and the eosinophilic granulocytes count in circulation and level of serum IgE reduced to normal. Conclusion: The serum IgE is high lever and it is positive reaction in the tissues strongly. It is accord with allergic granuloma. The lymphocytes are allergenic ambocepotor cells, the x-ray can kill them and stop allergenic agent, the illness was recovered.

Key words

Granuloma Kimura’s disease IgE Allergia 


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© Chinese Journal Of Cancer Research 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Jizeng 
    • 1
  • Chen Jumei 
    • 2
  • Zhang Chenguang 
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyGeneral Hospital Lanzhou Military Area, PLALanzhou
  2. 2.Department of RadiotherapyGeneral Hospital Lanzhou Military Area, PLALanzhou
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and Venereology CenterEndemic Institute of GansuLanzhou

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