Overt leukemic phase: an unusual presentation of angioimmunoblastic lymphoma

Komal Arora, Lingxin Zhang, Wei Xie, Kelty R. Baker, Youli Zu, Suyang Hao

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Peripheral blood dissemination has been described in various types of B- and T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The likelihood of leukemic dissemination differs according to the type of lymphoma. In some cases, a leukemic phase may be the only presentation of the underlying lymphoma and hence careful examination of the peripheral blood smear may suggest a clue to the underlying disease process. However, leukemic dissemination is usually not a feature of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). We describe a case of a 64-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with overt peripheral blood involvement by AITL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hematopathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Angioimmunoblastic lymphoma
  • CD10+ T cells
  • Leukemic phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Hematology


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