A Case of Early Ocular Manifestation of Maculopathy in a 37 year Old Male Patient of CLL.

Abstract

B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) also called chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease of elderly, but in rare cases it can occur in young adults. Majority of patients present with no specific symptoms, and CLL is suspected on the basis of high total and relative lymphocyte counts, discovered on routine blood examination. This patient was referred from medicine outpatient in our institute, Era's Lucknow Medical College & Hospital for routine complete blood count. His total leukocyte count came out to be alarmingly high. The general blood picture and bone marrow examinations were consistent with CLL. On immunophenotyping CD5 and CD23 were positive. His cervical lymph nodes biopsy was reported as a case of CLL/small lymphocytic lymphoma. On his complaint of hazy vision his funduscopy revealed maculopathy. This makes our case a unique and rare one, as maculopathy in a young patient of CLL has not yet been reported from India.

DOI: 10.1007/s12288-014-0399-8

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@article{Mehdi2014ACO, title={A Case of Early Ocular Manifestation of Maculopathy in a 37 year Old Male Patient of CLL.}, author={Syed Riaz Mehdi and Nishi Tandon and Sufia Ahmad Khan and Sharique Ahmad}, journal={Indian journal of hematology & blood transfusion : an official journal of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion}, year={2014}, volume={30 Suppl 1}, pages={341-5} }