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Brian F. Skinnider and Tak W. Mak, 2002:

The clinical and pathologic features of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) reflect an abnormal immune response that is thought to be due to the elaboration of a variety of cytokines by the malignant Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells or surrounding tissues.

My question is:

Is someone who has elevated cytokines more susceptible to develop Hodkin lymphoma?

Or conversely there is no relation between this disorder on T lymphocytes and high cytokine levels (previously to the development of the cancer).

-Brian F. Skinnider and Tak W. Mak (2002):"The role of cytokines in classical Hodgkin lymphoma.", Blood 2002 99:4283-4297 doi: https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2002-01-0099

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