Vol 43, No 2 (2012)
Case Report
Published online: 2012-09-01

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Co-occurrence of polycythemia vera (PV) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) – a case study

Marcin Pasiarski1, Iwona Hus2, Małgorzata Skowronek1, Marzena Wątek1
DOI: 10.1016/S0001-5814(12)33012-0
Acta Haematol Pol 2012;43(2):234-237.

Abstract

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder characterised by an increased level of erythrocytes and, frequently, leukocytes, as well as platelets, with a long course being its characteristic feature. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of lymphoma occurring in adults. Being highly aggressive, it requires immediate treatment. We present a patient with exceptionally aggressive and chemotherapy-resistant DLBCL and polycythemia vera, with a short interval recorded between these disorders being diagnosed.

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