Fast Five Quiz: Workup for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD


November 30, 2021

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of adult leukemia seen among Western populations. Worldwide, 191,000 cases and 61,000 deaths are attributed to CLL annually. The signs, symptoms, and clinical course of CLL vary widely. Some patients may live for 5-10 years, whereas others die within 2-3 years of diagnosis due to disease complications. The incidence of CLL increases with age, making it likely that the prevalence and mortality of CLL will increase in coming years due to demographic shifts. In addition, the percentage of younger patients with early-stage CLL and minimal symptoms appears to increase as routine blood testing becomes more common. Even though recent advances have led to an expanding treatment armamentarium for CLL, early diagnosis and appropriate management may improve outcomes.

How familiar are you with the workup for CLL? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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