Acute Monocytic Leukaemia with Reactive Plasmacytosis

Authors

  • Mobina Ahsan Dodhy Department of Pathology, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi
  • Maryam Habib Department of Pathology, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi
  • Masooma Shaheen Department of Pathology, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi
  • Masood Abbasi Department of Pathology, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi

Keywords:

Acute myeloid leukaemia, Reactive plasmacytosis, Paracrine interleukin-6.

Abstract

An increased plasma cell count in bone marrow of patients of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia occurs in a subgroup of
patients. There are very few case reports which document an increase in number of plasma cells at time of initial
diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Here we present a case of 45- year old- male diagnosed as Acute Monocytic
Leukaemia with Reactive Plasmacytosis, which posed much difficulty in diagnosis. The production of paracrine
interleukin- 6 by leukaemic blast cells is thought to cause this reactive increase in plasma cells.

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2018-11-18

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Dodhy MA, Habib M, Shaheen M, Abbasi M. Acute Monocytic Leukaemia with Reactive Plasmacytosis. Int J Pathol [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];:94-5. Available from: https://jpathology.com/index.php/OJS/article/view/157