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Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases
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Case Report

Unusual Hairy Projections in a Case of T-acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a Cause for Diagnostic Dilemma: A Case Report

Venkatesan Somasundaram*, Ankur Ahuja, Prabhu Manivannan, Dinesh Chandra, Abhishek Purohit and Renu Saxena
F7/4, Salunke Vihar Society, Kondwa, Pune-411022, India
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Venkatesan Somasundaram
F7/4, Salunke Vihar Society
Kondwa, Pune-411022, India
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Received: September 11, 2015 Accepted: October 26, 2015 Published: November 02, 2015
Citation: Somasundaram V, Ahuja A, Manivannan P, Chandra D, Purohit A, et al. (2015) Unusual Hairy Projections in a Case of T-acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a Cause for Diagnostic Dilemma: A Case Report. J Hematol Thrombo Dis 3:223. doi: 10.4172/2329-8790.1000223
Copyright: © 2015 Somasundaram V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

T lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) is a neoplasm of lymphoblasts committed to T-cell lineage and T-ALL is diagnosed by identification of immaturity markers and the lineage specific Cluster of Differentiation (CD) marker, CD3 in the leukemic cells. Here we report a 20 year old male who was diagnosed as case of T-ALL, whose leukemic blasts on morphology resembled the lymphoid cells seen in hairy cell leukemia (HCL) resulting in a diagnostic dilemma which was resolved subsequently by immunophenotyping. Even though the presence of cells with hairy projections is rarely reported in haematological malignancies other than HCL, ours is a first of its kind in TALL.

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