Hypocholesterolemia, an unfavorable feature of prognostic value in chronic myeloid leukemia

Claude P. Muller*, Ansgar U. Wagner, Christa Maucher, Berthold Steinke

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In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) low serum cholesterol is not uncommon and has been linked to the activity of the disease. Despite these observations, most studies concerned with prognostic signs in CML have not included cholesterol. In our study, cholesterol correlated positively with survival (p = 0.0012) and with the duration of chronic phase (p = 0.0059) in a univariate analysis. The multivariate Cox regression model selected cholesterol as a parameter of additive prognostic value in addition to marrow myeloblasts plus promyelocytes, sex, eosinophilia and lactate dehydrogenase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Haematology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • chronic myeloid leukemia
  • hypocholesterolemia
  • prognosis


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