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Hematology

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia CLL

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  • Facts:
    MC type of leukemia

    Clonal proliferation of incompetent lymphocytes (B cells)

    Primarily affects older adults with median age of 65
  • History / PE:
    Fatigue

    Malaise

    Infection

    Lymphadenopathy

    Splenomegaly
  • Diagnosis:
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    Lymphocytosis

    Lymph node biopsy

    Rai clinical staging
  • Treatment:
    Chemotherapy

    Non-curable
  • Notes:
    Thrombocytopenia is a poor prognostic factor
  • See Also:
    White blood cell disorders

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