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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 461-465

Plasma cell leukemia


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Peter's University Hospital, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
3 Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA
4 Department of Neurology, Marshall University, WV, USA
5 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Saint Peter's University Hospital, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shaylika Chauhan
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_310_17

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We present a rare case report of a patient diagnosed with primary plasma cell leukemia (PCL) who presented with atypical signs and symptoms which acutely evolved into life-threatening multi-organ failure. This case raises questions regarding the latest diagnostic guidelines and therapeutic options in the management of acute PCL and reinforces the need for prompt treatment after diagnosis.


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