Part 2: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Kami J. Maddocks, MD

Assistant professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Samantha M. Jaglowski, MD

Assistant professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Question 1

A 65-year-old woman presents with progressive fatigue and night sweats for 2 months, as well as a white blood cell (WBC) count of 110,000 cells/無, a hemoglobin of 9.0 g/dL, and a platelet count of 83,000/無. Flow cytometry demonstrates a clonal population of B cells with a phenotype consistent with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Which of the following is NOT an indication for treatment at this time?

  •   Fatigue and night sweats
  •   Hemoglobin of 9.0 g/dL
  •   Platelet count of 83,000/無
  •   WBC of 110,000/無

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