Case Report

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Terminating into Plasma Cell Leukaemia

VP Singh*, M Rai**, Jyoti Shukla+, S Sunder*, Usha++

*Professor; **Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine; +Senior Lecturer; ++Reader, Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005.

Received : 8.6.2000; Revised : 26.9.2000; Accepted : 5.9.2001


Transformation of chronic lymphocytic lymphoma into plasma cell leukaemia is extremely rare. The diagnosis is made on if the circulating plasma cells in peripheral blood is in excess of 2000 cells/mm3. (J Assoc Physicians India 2002;50:840-841)