Hairy cell leukaemia variant with periarticular joint infiltration and excellent radiotherapy response

Date

2017

Authors

McKay, Michael J
Rady, Kirsty
McKay, Thomas A

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Volume Title

Publisher

AME Publishing Company

Abstract

Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) is rare, accounting for only 2% of leukaemias. An even more infrequent variant has been described, HCL-V. The clinicopathologic features of these two entities overlap significantly, although they differ in a number of aspects, including demographics and immunophenotype. In this report, we present the case of a man with HCL-V diagnosed 12 years previously, who is currently haematologically stable with an unusual complication of joint pain due to extensive bony expansion secondary to leukaemic infiltration, and atypical skeletal imaging. His painful joint disease responded dramatically to radiotherapy.

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Keywords

Hairy cell leukaemia, radiotherapy, arthrosis

Citation

Source

Annals of Translational Medicine

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Journal article

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Open Access

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Creative Commons Attribution licence

DOI

10.21037/atm.2017.03.85

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