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Primary plasma cell leukaemia


Md Noor, Sabariah and Lai, Mei I. and Seman, Zainina and Mohd Tohit, Eusni Rahayu and Idris, Faridah and Zulkifli, Noor Fadzillah and Othman, Ainoon (2009) Primary plasma cell leukaemia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 5 (1 ). pp. 69-74. ISSN 1675-8544


Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is a rare form of malignant plasma cell dyscrasia. It can occur as a primary form without prior evidence of multiple myeloma or as a secondary form which is a terminal event in multiple myeloma. It is characterised by a proliferation of plasma cells in blood and the bone marrow. The outcome of plasma cell leukemia is poor with conventional therapy. Here we illustrate a case of primary plasma cell leukemia complicated by paraplegia. The patient initially responded to combination chemotherapy but succumbed to the disease two months after presentation.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Clinico-pathological features; Management; Plasma cell leukaemia
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 07:09
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 08:23
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16341
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