Plasma cell leukemia

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Plasma cell leukemia

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. 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.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Plasma cell leukemia" returned 114 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnosing therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia with 8% blasts in bone marrow with concomitant plasma cell myeloma.
 

Author(s): Beenu Thakral, Tariq Muzzafar

Journal: Blood. 2017 07;130(2):231.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Plasma cell leukemia: Single institution experience.
 

Author(s): K Govind Babu, Linu Abraham Jacob, Ankit Agarwal, K C Lakshmaiah, D Lokanatha, M C Suresh Babu, L K Rajeev, K N Lokesh, A H Rudresha

Journal: Indian J Cancer. ;53(4):619-620.

 

The first case of plasma cell leukemia (PCL) was recognized by Gluzinski and Reichentein. It is the most aggressive among the monoclonal gammopathies. It is diagnosed by the presence of more than 20% plasma cells in the peripheral blood or an absolute plasma cell count of> 2000/mm3. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Plasmacytomas and Plasma-Cell Leukemia.
 

Author(s): Uqba Khan, Tarik Hadid

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Mar;376(11):e19.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Plasma cell leukemia" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primary plasma cell leukemia: A report of two cases of a rare and aggressive variant of plasma cell myeloma with the review of literature.
 

Author(s): Prithal Gangadhar, Zulfikar Ahmed, Muktha R Pai, I Sandhya

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;59(4):541-544.

 

Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is a rare and aggressive variant of myeloma accounting for 2-3% of all plasma cell dyscrasias characterized by the presence of circulating plasma cells. The diagnosis is based on the % (≥20%) and absolute number (≥2x10 9 /L) of plasma cells in the peripheral ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Molecular Classification and Pharmacogenetics of Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia: An Initial Approach toward Precision Medicine.
 

Author(s): Vittorio Simeon, Katia Todoerti, Francesco La Rocca, Antonella Caivano, Stefania Trino, Marta Lionetti, Luca Agnelli, Luciana De Luca, Ilaria Laurenzana, Antonino Neri, Pellegrino Musto

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Primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) is a rare and aggressive variant of multiple myeloma (MM) which may represent a valid model for high-risk MM. This disease is associated with a very poor prognosis, and unfortunately, it has not significantly improved during the last three decades. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Plasma cell leukemia: three case-reports and review of literature].
 

Author(s): Hicham Eddou, El Mehdi Mahtat, Hamid Zahid, Hicham El Maaroufi, Selim Jennane, Nezha Messaoudi, Kamal Doghmi, Mohamed Mikdame

Journal: Ann. Biol. Clin. (Paris). ;71(6):698-702.

 

Plasma cell leukemia (LP) is a rare hematologic malignancy. Its prognosis is very derogatory. It is defined by the presence in circulating blood of more than 2 G/L plasmocytes or greater than 20% of the total leukocytes. It comes in two forms: secondary plasma cell leukemia complicating ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pomalidomide, Ixazomib Citrate, and Dexamethasone in Treating Patients With Previously Treated Multiple Myeloma or Plasma Cell Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasma Cell Leukemia; Plasma Cell Myeloma; Plasmacytoma

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2018

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High Throughput Drug Sensitivity and Genomics Data in Developing Individualized Treatment in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma or Plasma Cell Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plasma Cell Leukemia; Recurrent Plasma Cell Myeloma; Refractory Plasma Cell Myeloma

 

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018

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