Conflict of interest: Nothing to report.
CLL/SLL diagnosed in an adolescent
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Volume 61, Issue 6, pages 1107–1110, June 2014
How to Cite
Luskin, M., Wertheim, G., Morrissette, J., Daber, R., Biegel, J., Wilmoth, D., Kersun, L., King, R., Paessler, M., Simon, C., Aplenc, R. and Loren, A. (2014), CLL/SLL diagnosed in an adolescent. Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 61: 1107–1110. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24884
Marlise Luskin and Gerald Wertheim contributed equally to this work.
- Issue published online: 16 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 2013
- cancer genetics;
- non-Hodgkin lymphoma;
- rare tumors
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is a disease of older adults. Pediatric CLL/SLL is vanishingly rare in the literature. We present a case of CLL/SLL diagnosed in a 17-year-old male. The pathologic findings of this case were those of classic CLL/SLL with an ATM deletion, a characteristic genetic abnormality in CLL/SLL. Management guidelines for CLL/SLL are tailored to older adults making determination of the optimal therapy for this patient a unique challenge. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014;61:1107–1110. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.