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[Plasma cell leukaemia].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de biologie clinique
Publication Date
Volume
63
Issue
5
Pages
535–539
Identifiers
PMID: 16230292
Source
Medline

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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