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Simultaneous presentation of plasma cell and monocytic leukemia with a subacute clinical course.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta haematologica
Publication Date
Volume
68
Issue
3
Pages
249–255
Identifiers
PMID: 6814154
Source
Medline

Abstract

A rare case of simultaneous presentation of monocytic and plasma cell leukemia is reported. Cytochemistry, transmission and scanning electron microscopy confirmed the presence of a dual population consisting of monoblasts and plasma cells. Monoblasts contained nonspecific esterases, secreted lysozyme and showed dense bodies and surface ruffles under the scanning electron microscope, while the plasma cells secreted IgG kappa paraprotein, contained rough endoplasmic reticulum, and showed surface blebs with microvilli. Another unusual feature of this case was the relatively chronic course of the disease, lasting 15 months after initial diagnosis.

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