[Secondary plasma cell leukemia. Report of 2 cases].


Plasma cell leukemia is considered as the leukemic variant of multiple myeloma. It is a rare entity. There are two forms: a secondary one following a known myeloma, the diagnosis of which is easy, and a primary one arising without a preceding phase of multiple myeloma. The diagnosis of the latter form is more difficult, a differential diagnosis has often to be discussed with other lymphoproliferative diseases. Prognosis is poor. We report 2 cases of secondary plasma cell leukemia diagnosed over ten years, among 59 of multiple myeloma cases. We describe the epidemiologic, clinical, biological and evolutionary characteristics.

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@article{Sondes2005SecondaryPC, title={[Secondary plasma cell leukemia. Report of 2 cases].}, author={Mseddi Sondes and Kallel Choumous and Elloumi Moez and Ajmi Naourez and Ben Said Fatma and Makni Faiza and Souissi Taoufik}, journal={La Tunisie médicale}, year={2005}, volume={83 7}, pages={433-6} }