Acute Renal Failure due to Leukaemic Infiltration in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia


KAYAR Y., EKINCI I., Bay I., KAYAR N. B. , HAMDARD J., Kazancioglu R.

CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/469136
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE

Abstract

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a malignancy characterized by clonal proliferation and accumulation of B lymphocytes. Although leukaemic infiltration of the kidney is well recognized in CLL, acute renal failure (ARF) due to leukaemic infiltration is extremely rare. Here we present a case of ARF as the initial manifestation of CLL. The diagnosis was made by a kidney biopsy. Treatment with cyclophosphamide and prednisolone resulted in a completely improved renal function.