A case of chemotherapy-resistant non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma simultaneously expressing T cell (CD7)-, B cell (CD19)- and myeloid (CD13, CD33)-associated surface antigens is presented. Cytochemical analysis revealed that the lymphoma cells were positive for terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase, but negative for myeloperoxidase and esterase. Rearrangements of both the T cell receptor β chain and γ chain genes were observed, but the immunoglobulin genes showed a germ line configuration. The rearrangement was not detected within the breakpoint cluster region on chromosome 22. These findings are considered to represent aberrant expressions of the B cell- and myeloid-associated antigens in early-stage T cell lineage lymphoma cells.

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