Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis, Cryoglobulinemia, or Plasma Cell Leukemia: A Diagnostic Conundrum.
Plasma cell leukemia is rare and could be life-threatening. Even rarer and equally life-threatening is cryoglobulinemia. Both of them occurring together paints a grim clinical picture. We present the case of a 63-year-old male with plasma cell leukemia complicated by cryoglobulinemia with skin lesions. The report briefly reviews the clinical and diagnostic characteristics of plasma cell leukemia and well as available treatment options. It also highlights the need to consider non-chemotherapy-based regimens and clinical trials in the care of plasma cell leukemia patients.
Ahaneku H, Gupta R, Anusim N, Umeh CA, Anderson J, Jaiyesimi I. Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis, Cryoglobulinemia, or Plasma Cell Leukemia: A Diagnostic Conundrum. Cureus. 2021 Aug 2;13(8):e16832. doi: 10.7759/cureus.16832. PMID: 34513422; PMCID: PMC8409693.