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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 453-456

Simultaneous occurrence of chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Report of an unusual case


1 Department of Hematology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of medical sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Departments of Pathology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Rohini, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Biotechnolocy, Amity University, Noida, India

Correspondence Address:
Khaliqur Rahman
Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of medical sciences, Lucknow - 226 014
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.125369

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The coexistence of chronic myeloid leukaemia(CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia(CLL) has been reported occasionally in literature, with only seven cases of simultaneous occurrence of these two diseases. We present here a case of 57 yr male patient where a complete blood count and differential done using volume conductivity scatter (VCS) technology suggested a diagnosis of CML with CLL. It was further confirmed by immunophneotyping and cytogenetic analysis. The patient was started on tyrosine kinase inhibitor, 400 mg once daily. Four months after the treatment, patient is doing fine with a count of 22 × 10 9 /L and 64% lymphocytes.


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