Lymphoproliferative Disorders

  • Nages Nagaratnam
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
  • Gary Cheuk
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This review discusses the lymphoproliferative disorders, their prevalence and clinical management. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is derived from mature B lymphocytes and is characterised by a progressive accumulation of lymphocytes in the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic tissues. CLL is a disease of the elderly. Antileukaemic therapy is frequently unnecessary in uncomplicated early disease. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma includes a diverse group of haematological causes which embraces any lymphoma other than Hodgkin’s lymphoma and by the absence of Reed-Sternberg cells. Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) is a malignant tumour of the lymphatic tissues and weakens the immune system.


Lymphoproliferative disorders Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Hodgkin’s lymphoma Reed-Sternberg cells 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nages Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Kujan Nagaratnam
    • 1
  • Gary Cheuk
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of SydneyWestmead Clinical SchoolWestmeadAustralia
  2. 2.Rehabilitation and Aged Care ServiceBlacktown-Mt Druitt HospitalMount DruittAustralia

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