Clinico-Pathological Spectrum of Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia Diagnosed at a Tertiary Care Centre in South India Over 5 Year Period

@article{Kar2012ClinicoPathologicalSO,
  title={Clinico-Pathological Spectrum of Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia Diagnosed at a Tertiary Care Centre in South India Over 5 Year Period},
  author={Rakhee Kar and Sarah Grace Priyadarshini and Manickam Niraimathi and Debadutta Basu and Bhawana Ashok Badhe},
  journal={Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={170-174}
}
Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) represents a rare and aggressive form of plasma cell dyscrasia which can be primary (pPCL) or secondary (sPCL). It is diagnosed based on absolute plasma cell count of more than 2.0 × 109/l or a relative proportion of greater than 20% of the peripheral blood leukocyte count. Although pPCL and sPCL share several clinical features, important differences exist. Patients with pPCL are younger; often have extra osseous organ involvement (liver, spleen and other… CONTINUE READING
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