Distinguishing hairy cell leukemia variant from hairy cell leukemia: development and validation of diagnostic criteria.


Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and hairy cell leukemia-variant (HCL-v) are rare diseases with overlapping clinico-pathological features. We performed flow cytometry analysis (FCM) of 213 cases (169 HCL, 35 HCL-v, 9 splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL)), correlating results with available corresponding clinical and morphological data. FCM distinguished HCL-v… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.leukres.2012.11.021


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