An update of 2000 guideline for management of this rare lymphoproliferative disorder. Key messages: important to achieve CR if possible. Purine analogue monotherapy (cladribine or pentostatin) mainstay of initial treatment (except HCL-V), with good CR rate. Rituximab and purine analogue combination for relapse. Important not to assess response too early (4-6 months post treatment trephine recommended with clusters of CD20+ cells indicative of residual disease). BRAF V600E mutation recently reported in 47/47 cases at time of guideline writing (see update section).
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