Case Study

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with concomitant plasmablastic lymphoma

Jacqueline Goedhals, Leriska Haupt, Deborah Jafta
South African Journal of Oncology | Vol 1 | a8 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajo.v1i0.8 | © 2017 Jacqueline Goedhals, Leriska Haupt, Deborah Jafta | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 2017 | Published: 03 March 2017

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Jacqueline Goedhals, Department of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa and National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa
Leriska Haupt, Department of Haematology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa and National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa
Deborah Jafta, Van Rensburg Pathologists, South Africa


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Abstract

Plasmablastic lymphomas are high-grade lymphomas that usually occur in immune-suppressed patients. Occasionally, they can arise from an underlying haematolymphoid malignancy, termed ‘transformed plasmablastic lymphoma’. In this report, we describe a case of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and plasmablastic lymphoma in an elderly HIV-negative patient.

Keywords

plasmablastic lymphoma; chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma; CLL/SLL; transformation; transformed plasmablastic lymphoma

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