Prevalence of Monoclonal B Lymphocytosis in First-Degree Relatives of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients in Turkey

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Demirci T., YEGİN Z. A. , Kursunoglu N., Yilmaz Z., Suyant E., ÖZKURT Z. N. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.32, no.1, pp.29-34, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjh.2013.0288
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-34
  • Keywords: Monoclonal B lymphocytosis, Prevalence, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, First-degree relatives, CELL LYMPHOCYTOSIS, CLONES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Monoclonal B lymphocytosis (MBL) is considered to be a precursor state for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This study was planned to evaluate the MBL prevalence in first-degree relatives of CLL patients in Turkey, which is considered to be an ethnic and geographic bridge between the Eastern and Western worlds.