Primary plasma cell leukemia occuring in the young.

  title={Primary plasma cell leukemia occuring in the young.},
  author={R. S. Vishnu Raj and Shahzad Najeeb and Raman Aruna and Keechilat Pavithran and Melanie E Thomas},
  journal={Indian journal of cancer},
  volume={40 3},
Plasma Cell Leukemia (PCL) is a rare form of plasma cell dyscrasia. Plasma cell leukemia has two variants: the primary form presents de novo in patients with no previous history of multiple myeloma (MM); the secondary form consists of a leukemic transformation in a previously recognized MM. In contrast to myeloma, PCL has an aggressive course. Median age at presentation is usually above 50 years. Here we report a case of primary PCL presenting at age of 21 years, which is extremely rare. She… CONTINUE READING