Plasma cell leukemia

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Plasma cell leukemia

Synonyms: PCL

A rare plasma cell neoplasm characterized by peripheral plasmacytosis usually with extensive and diffuse infiltration of the bone marrow and monoclonal paraproteinemia. Neoplastic plasma cells may also be found in extramedullary sites such as the liver or spleen among others. Most cases present as primary plasma cell leukemia without previous diagnosis of myeloma. The condition can also represent leukemic transformation of plasma cell myeloma (secondary plasma cell leukemia). Clinical manifestations include lymphadenopathy organomegaly renal failure bone marrow failure and peripheral neuropathies. High serum levels of lactate dehydrogenase and beta2-microglobulin as well as hypercalcemia (potentially leading to hypercalcemic crisis) are typically observed.

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