Other leukaemias


Other leukaemias

Hairy cell leukaemia

Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) is a rare chronic B-cell leukaemia characterised by distinctive biological features and unusual sensitivity to treatment. The name of the disease is a reference to the distinctive appearance of the malignant cell (Figs 24.1 and 24.2).


A minority of patients (perhaps 10%) are asymptomatic and in the first instance may require no intervention. Treatment options are as follows.

Jun 12, 2016 | Posted by in HEMATOLOGY | Comments Off on Other leukaemias

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