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Blastic/Blastoid Transformation of Follicular Lymphoma

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

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Description:

A low-grade follicular lymphoma may transform to a more aggressive form over time, often a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Rarely the lymphoma may transform to a blastic (blastoid) form that may mimic acute leukemia. The blastic transformation tends to follow an aggressive course with poor response to therapy and a high mortality rate.

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