What Is Lymphoma?

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3. Risk Factors

The risk factors for Hodgkin lymphoma are a positive family history (i.e. siblings) and infection with the Epstein Barr virus (one cause of infectious mononucleosis).

HL is most common in young adults and in late adulthood (i.e. after 55 years). Other risk factors include autoimmune diseases (i.e. systemic lupus erythematosus), and a weakened immune system (i.e. patients with AIDS or using immunosuppressant medications).


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