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Rheumatoid arthritis and B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11892712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association between lymphoproliferate malignancies, especially lymphoma, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been confirmed by several studies. However; there are few reports of RA patients who developed B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and vice versa. We report a patient with B-CLL who developed RA and another with RA who presented with B-CLL during follow-up. We discuss the incidence of B-CLL among the RA population and the possible interaction of the pathogenetic mechanisms of these two entities.
P V Voulgari; G Vartholomatos; P Kaiafas; K L Bourantas; A A Drosos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-14     Completed Date:  2002-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*,  epidemiology
Chronic Disease
Greece / epidemiology
Leukemia, B-Cell / complications*,  epidemiology
Middle Aged

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