Richter syndrome

Definition / meaning of Richter syndrome

A rare condition in which chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) changes into a fast-growing type of lymphoma. Symptoms of Richter syndrome include fever, loss of weight and muscle mass, and other health problems. Also called Richter transformation.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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