Clinical aspects of monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis.

  title={Clinical aspects of monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis.},
  author={Yvonne M Mowery and Mark C. Lanasa},
  journal={Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center},
  volume={19 1},
BACKGROUND Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic precursor condition for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It is defined by the presence of small clones of aberrant B cells in the peripheral blood, with a total B-cell count below the threshold for diagnosis of CLL (<5.0x10(9) cells/L). METHODS The authors review current literature on… CONTINUE READING