: Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) Leukemia is a rare, heterogeneous even more that once thought, chronic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by the clonal expansion of T- or NK-LGLs that requires appropriate immunophenotypic and molecular characterization. As in many other hematological conditions, genomic features are taking research efforts one step further and are also becoming instrumental in refining discrete subsets of LGL disorders. In particular, STAT3 and STAT5B mutations may be harbored in leukemic cells and their presence has been linked to diagnosis of LGL disorders. On clinical grounds, a correlation has been established in CD8+ T-LGLL patients between STAT3 mutations and clinical features, in particular neutropenia that favors the onset of severe infections. Revisiting biological aspects, clinical features as well as current and predictable emerging treatments of these disorders, we will herein discuss why appropriate dissection of different disease variants is needed to better manage patients with LGL disorders.

Not all LGL leukemias are created equal

Calabretto, Giulia;Gasparini, Vanessa Rebecca;Teramo, Antonella
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Zambello, Renato
2023

Abstract

: Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) Leukemia is a rare, heterogeneous even more that once thought, chronic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by the clonal expansion of T- or NK-LGLs that requires appropriate immunophenotypic and molecular characterization. As in many other hematological conditions, genomic features are taking research efforts one step further and are also becoming instrumental in refining discrete subsets of LGL disorders. In particular, STAT3 and STAT5B mutations may be harbored in leukemic cells and their presence has been linked to diagnosis of LGL disorders. On clinical grounds, a correlation has been established in CD8+ T-LGLL patients between STAT3 mutations and clinical features, in particular neutropenia that favors the onset of severe infections. Revisiting biological aspects, clinical features as well as current and predictable emerging treatments of these disorders, we will herein discuss why appropriate dissection of different disease variants is needed to better manage patients with LGL disorders.
2023
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