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2020 Oct 30

Medicine (Baltimore)



Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)-0 with pleural effusion as first manifestation: A case report.


Hu L, Zheng B, Fu L, Hu M
Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Oct 30; 99(44):e23030.
PMID: 33126392.


Extramedullary invasion of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) usually occurs in the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, while the pleural infiltration of CMML is rare. The presence of pleural effusion is usually associated with uncontrolled leukocytosis and increased monocytes.