Clinical and laboratory haematology. vol:28 issue:2 pages:138-40
We report on a 48-year-old man with concomitantly diagnosed kappa expressing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and lambda light chain disease with highly complex chromosomal aberrations. The clinical course of the disease was very aggressive with survival of only 1 month. We demonstrate the distinct clonal origin by cytogenetic data and immunoglobulin rearrangement studies. To our knowledge this is the first report of a light chain disease associated with CLL.