Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common type of leukemia diagnosed in the western world. CLL is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma characterized by the clonal proliferation and accumulation of mature, typically CD5-positive B cells within the blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and spleen. Median overall survival is estimated to be 10 years, but survival can vary from months to decades in individual patients. Early diagnosis can allow for appropriate staging and prognosis.
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Cite this: Karl J. D'Silva. Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Differential Diagnosis - Medscape - Mar 09, 2020.