Acute Plasma Cell Leukemia Presenting as Primary Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy
Grand Strand Medical Center
Plasma cell leukemia, Hyperammonemic encephalopathy, Multiple myeloma
Hematology | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Neoplasms | Oncology
Primary plasma cell leukemia (PPCL) is a rare form of multiple myeloma (MM) and is a rare aggressive disease with a median overall survival of 6 - 11 months. We present a case of acute hyperammonemic encephalopathy as the initial presentation of PPCL in a 78-year-old woman to highlight an atypical presentation of this disorder.
Publisher or Conference
Journal of Medical Cases
Patel D, Mangano A, Moccia D, et al. Acute Plasma Cell Leukemia Presenting as Primary Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy. J Med Cases. 2020;11(10):320-323. https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3559