Richter's Transformation; the Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin in a Case with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

KURTARAN B. , PAYDAŞ S. , Yavuz S., Candevir A.

UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI, cilt.19, sa.3, ss.180-183, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10428194.2020.1719092
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.180-183


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in many countries. Infections are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality; lymphoid cell dysfunction and neutropenia associated with chemotherapy are main predisposing conditions for infection. For this reason infectious conditions must be excluded in a case with CLL and fever. Richter's transformation (RT) is a kind of lymphoma that is a rare condition in CLL cases Fever of unknown origin is a rare finding in Richter's transformation (RT) but it has been reported as anecdotal reports. Here a case with RT as the cause of fever in a case with CLL was reported and literature was reviewed.