Clinical characteristics and outcome of young chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients: a single institution study of 204 cases.

@article{Mauro1999ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and outcome of young chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients: a single institution study of 204 cases.},
  author={Francesca Romana Mauro and Robert Fo{\`a} and Diana Giannarelli and Iole Cordone and S. Crescenzi and Edoardo Pescarmona and Roberto Sala and Raffaella Cerretti and Franco Mandelli},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1999},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={448-54}
}
A retrospective analysis on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients </=55 years observed at a single institution was performed with the purpose of characterizing the clinical features and outcome of young CLL and of identifying patients with different prognostic features. Over the period from 1984 to 1994, 1,011 CLL patients (204 [20%] </=55 years of age and 807 [80%] >55 years of age) were observed. At diagnosis, younger and older patients displayed a similar distribution of clinical… CONTINUE READING