Florid plasmacytosis in a case of acute myeloid leukemia: A diagnostic dilemma

Aruna Rangan, Bhavna Arora, Pooja Rangan, Tina Dadu

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Abstract

The association of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with plasmacytosis is a known, although rare event. There are very few case reports documenting an increase in the number of plasma cells at the time of AML diagnosis. Here, we present the case of a 65-year-old male diagnosed as acute myelomonocytic leukemia with exuberant plasmacytosis, which posed a difficulty in diagnosis. Paracrine interleukin-6 production by leukemic blast cells is thought to contribute to this associated reactive plasma cell proliferation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology

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