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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2010 February;169(1):11-3

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Is plasma cell leukemia really so rare? A case report

Sossai P., Alesiani F.

1 Department of Medicine,“E. Mattei” Hospital, Matelica, Italy 2 Hematology Unit, “B. Eustachio” Hospital, San Severino Marche, Italy


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We report a case of plasma cell leukemia which was not recognized at first diagnosis but later diagnosed using blood smear. We emphasize the importance of using peripheral blood smear to diagnose hematological diseases and especially suspected or confirmed myeloma cases for obvious prognostic and therapeutic reasons.

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