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Plasma cell leukemia


Other Names for this Disease

  • Leukemia, plasma cell
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Overview

Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is a rare and aggressive form of multiple myeloma that involves high levels of plasma cells circulating in the peripheral blood. The signs and symptoms of PCL include aggressive clinical features, such as extramedullary disease, bone marrow failure, advanced stage disease and expression of distinct immunophenotypic markers.[1] Different types of treatments are available for patients with PCL. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. For detailed information on the available treatment options, please visit the following link. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/myeloma/Patient/page4
Last updated: 2/20/2014

References

  1. Michaela Liedtke, Bruno C Medeiros. Plasma Cell Leukemia: Concepts and Management. Expert Rev Hematol. 2010; 3(5):543-549. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/731900_1. Accessed 2/19/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Leukemia, plasma cell
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.