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T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia presenting as red eye

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Author(s): Alwadani Fahad

Journal: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 0974-9233

Volume: 18;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Conjunctival Injection | Prolymphocytic Leukemia | Red Eye

ABSTRACT
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a rare, highly aggressive, mature T-cell neoplasm. Ocular involvement in T-PLL is very rarely described in the literature. There are only two reports in the literature documenting conjunctival involvement in cases with T-PLL. Conjunctival involvement may be the presenting sign of the disease or rarely signifies the relapse of the disease. We present a case of a 36-year-old Saudi male patient in whom bilateral red eyes were the presenting sign of T-PLL.
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