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[Plasma cell leukaemia].

Authors
  • Rodriguez, C
  • Pont, J-C
  • Gouin-Thibault, I
  • Andrieu, A-G
  • Molina, T
  • Le Tourneau, A
  • Le Garff-Tavernier, M
  • Siguret, V
  • Chaibi, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de biologie clinique
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
63
Issue
5
Pages
535–539
Identifiers
PMID: 16230292
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of primary plasma cell leukaemia, with an absolute count of plasma cells of 53 Giga/L, diagnosed in a 83-year-old woman. The patient's condition improved, with no circulating plasma cells after 3 weeks of treatment, in response to the combination of thalidomide and dexamethasone administered for 5 days followed by thalidomide alone. The clinical presentation, the morphological, flow cytometric and pathophysiological characteristics of the plasma cell leukaemia and the treatment are summarised in this paper.

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