Title

Acute Plasma Cell Leukemia Presenting as Primary Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Grand Strand

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

10-2020

Keywords

Plasma cell leukemia, Hyperammonemic encephalopathy, Multiple myeloma

Disciplines

Hematology | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Neoplasms | Oncology

Abstract

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

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