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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 40, No. 3, 2003, pp. 116-117
Bioline Code: cn03019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2003, pp. 116-117

 en Case Report - Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia Occuring in the Young
Raj RS, Najeeb S, Aruna R, Pavithran K, Thomas M


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 was treated with combination chemotherapy (VAD). Although she had a good response initially, later the disease progressed and she died 6 months after the diagnosis.

Primary plasma cell leukemia, Multiple myeloma, Plasma cell dyscrasia

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