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WHO Classification of Tumours
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm
Tumours of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues


Definition

Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell (BPDC) neoplasm is a clinically aggressive tumour derived from the precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (also known as professional type 1 interferon producing cells or plasmacytoid monocytes), with a high frequency of cutaneous and bone marrow (BM) involvement and leukaemic dissemination.

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