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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health