Systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Rare coexistence in three patients, with comments on pathogenesis

Gilles Lugassy, Michael Lishner, Aaron Polliack

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Abstract

We describe three patients with coexistent chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In two patients, the CLL was present before or coexistent with the SLE when the SLE was diagnosed, while in the third, the CLL developed 5 years after the diagnosis of SLE was first made. Although the association of autoimmune diseases and lymphoproliferative disorders is well established, only a few patients with coexistent CLL and concomitant SLE have been reported. The possible pathogenesis of this rare association is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • CLL
  • SLE

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