Blood Res.  2017 Dec;52(4):324-326. 10.5045/br.2017.52.4.324.

A case of primary plasma cell leukemia exhibiting hemophagocytic plasma cells relapsed with multiple cutaneous plasmacytoma

  • 1Department of Clinical Pathology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.


No abstract available.

MeSH Terms

Leukemia, Plasma Cell*
Plasma Cells*


  • Fig. 1 Hemophagocytic plasma cells and abnormal karyotyping result. (A) Microscopic examination of bone marrow (BM) showing large, bizarre plasma cells with characteristic hemophagocytic features mostly with mature erythrocytes and platelets (Wright-Giemsa staining, ×1,000). (B) Conventional BM chromosome analysis result showing 45,X,−X,+1,dic(1;8)(p13;p23),del(6)(q22q25), del(8)(p21) karyotype.

  • Fig. 2 Multiple skin nodules and their biopsy showing infiltration of plasma cells. Multiple skin nodules in the patient's extremities (A). Biopsy of the skin-infiltrating plasma cells showing positive immunohistochemical staining for CD138 (B) and lambda light-chain (C) (×200).


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