Document Type

Article

Department

Pathology and Microbiology; Haematology/Oncology

Abstract

Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare condition, accounting for approximately 2% of haematologic malignancies. The most common causes of death in these patients are progression of the malignant lymphoproliferative process, infection and cardiac failure. Acute leukemia is a rare event in the clinical course of WM. A number of case reports have documented the development of terminal acute leukemia in patients with WM following prolonged chemotherapy.

Publication

Journal of Pakistan Medical Association

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Pathology Commons

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