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Medicina clínica y social

versión On-line ISSN 2521-2281


FLORENCIANO-LEIVA, Gladys Stefanía; GONZALEZ-GOMEZ, Manuel; BARRIOS, Iván  y  TORALES, Julio. Preliminary report on the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with hematologic malignancies: experience of a university hospital. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2023, vol.7, n.1, pp.41-45. ISSN 2521-2281.


due to their wide clinical and biological diversity, it is of great importance for the physician to know how patients diagnosed with a hematological malignancy present.


to describe the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with a hematological malignancy who consulted at a University Hospital in Paraguay.


observational, retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study, with non-probabilistic sampling of consecutive cases. We included adult patients, of both sexes, registered in the Hematology file of the Hospital de Clínicas of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of Asunción (Paraguay), with diagnosis confirmed by pathological anatomy of a hematological neoplasm, according to the classification of the World Health Organization, during the period from January 2019 to August 2021. Sociodemographic and clinical variables were studied.


129 patients were studied. Fifty-eight percent were male. The mean age of the patients was 50.3±17.38. Most of the patients were from the Central Department of Paraguay (56.58 %). Most of the patients (n=37) were diagnosed with a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or a neoplasm with plasma cell origin (n=32). The average time from symptom onset to consultation was 3.5 months. The most reported symptom was asthenia (35%). Pallor was the most frequent positive finding on physical examination. The most frequent comorbidities were arterial hypertension (39.44%) and diabetes mellitus (15.59%).


the typical patient with a hemopathy who consults at the Hospital de Clínicas is male, over 50 years of age, from the Central Department, consults for asthenia, presents pallor on physical examination and has taken more than 3 months to consult. He has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and has cardiovascular or metabolic comorbidities.

Palabras clave : hemopathies; sociodemographic characteristics; clinical characteristics; lymphomas.

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