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In the original paper describing Rai staging, stage 0 patients were reported to have an overall survival in excess of 10 years . It should be remembered that at this time the diagnostic criteria for CLL required a lymphocyte count greater than 15 x 109/L. Subsequently, the French Co-operative group  recognized a type of smoldering Binet stage A’ CLL with Hb greater than 120 g/L and lymphocyte count less than 30 x 109/L. Of the patients fulfilling these criteria 25% had progressed by 5 years. The Spanish group  defined smoldering cases as stage A patients having Hb greater than 130 g/L, lymphocyte count less than 30 x 10 9/L, non-deffuse bone marrow histology and a lymphocyte doubling tgime of greater than 12 months. The actuarial ten year preogression-free survival for these was 78%.