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Sunday 01 December 2002

Rituximab: a useful drug for a repeatedly relapsed hairy cell leukemia patient.

By: Pollio F, Pocali B, Palmieri S, Morabito P, Scalia G, Del Vecchio L, Ferrara F.

Ann Hematol 2002 Dec;81(12):736-8

We describe a case of complete response in a patient with hairy cell leukemia, relapsed after treatment with interferon-alpha, 2'-deoxycoformicin, and 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine, and then successfully treated with rituximab. A fourfold reduction of leukemic cells was observed concomitantly with restoration of normal blood count and differential.

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