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Acute liver failure because of chronic lymphocytic leukemia: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21331280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Infiltration of the liver by hematologic malignancies is an uncommon cause of liver failure. B-Cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is a usually indolent disease that may infiltrate the liver, but based on a review of the literature, has never been reported to induce acute liver failure. Here, we describe the case of a 78-year-old woman with acute liver failure secondary to infiltration with cll being unresponsive to chemotherapy and causing death. This case is notable because of its atypical presentation and ultimate poor prognosis.
K Esfahani; P Gold; S Wakil; R P Michel; S Solymoss
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1198-0052     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-18     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502503     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
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