leukemic reticuloendotheliosis

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leukemic reticuloendotheliosis

[lü¦kēm·ik re‚tik·yə·lō‚en·dō‚thē·lē′ō·səs]
(medicine)
A rare, usually chronic disorder characterized by proliferation of hairy cells, probably B lymphocytes, in reticuloendothelial organs and blood. Also known as hairy cell leukemia.
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The differential diagnoses of PCL include B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, hairy cell leukaemia and marginal zone lymphomas with circulating lymphocytes.
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The study did not include other haematological disorders such as hairy cell leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and non- leukaemic myeloproliferative disorders.
This drug is approved around the world for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, hairy cell leukaemia, chronic myelogenous leukaemia, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma, carcinoid tumour, and malignant melanoma.
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Jim was first diagnosed with the rare blood cancer, hairy cell leukaemia, in 2004.
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