[Efficacy of rituximab in hairy cell leukemia].

INTRODUCTION Rituximab is an alternative treatment for hairy cell leukemia, when the standard treatments are unavailable. CASE An 82-year-old woman was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia. The severity of her neutropenia ruled out purine analogs, while heart disease and age both contraindicated use of interferon. Rituximab, in four weekly treatments, was… CONTINUE READING