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Attarbaschi Andishe - - 2006
Near-tetraploidy (82-94 chromosomes) makes up fewer than 1% of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases and has been reportedly associated with a possibly poorer prognosis compared with other ploidy groups. We analyzed 783 patients enrolled in the ALL-BFM-Austria 86, -90, -95, -99/2000 and Interfant-Austria 99 trials in order to assess ...
Alexander Jessica L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Urticarial vasculitis is a form of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis clinically characterized by persistent and often painful urticarial lesions. Numerous systemic diseases have been associated with urticarial vasculitis, including certain hematologic disorders. This distinctive form of cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis can be resistant to standard therapeutic modalities, necessitating more aggressive intervention. ...
García-Río Irene - - 2006
Leukemia cutis used to be a late manifestation of leukemia. On the other hand, Grover's disease has been described in the setting of cancer. A patient diagnosed as having a chronic myelomonocytic leukemia presented with lichenoid, slightly infiltrated plaques on the anterior aspect of his thorax and abdomen and papulovesicles ...
Jasim Z F - - 2006
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) infiltrating the skin is uncommon and can present in different forms. We report a case of CLL infiltrating the prominent parts of the face and the scalp. A 63-year-old male with a 10-year history of CLL presented with plum-coloured swelling of the skin of the ears, ...
Bhattacharyya Maitreyee - - 2006
We report a 43-year-old female, with acute promyelocytic leukemia occurring after 9 months of treatment for carcinoma breast. The diagnosis of APL was made on morphology, cytogenetics and molecular studies. In contrast to other published report of therapy related APL (tAPL) the present case presented early after the primary malignancy ...
Sakakura Miho - - 2006
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is the drug of choice for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). In general, ATRA is well tolerated, but it does have side effects, the most severe of which is ATRA syndrome. We report the case of a young patient with APL treated with ATRA ...
Condat Bertrand - - 2006
We report the case of a 45-year-old man with HCV treated with pegylated interferon-alpha/ribavirin, in whom fatal cardiomyopathy occurred. Cardiomyopathy is a rare complication of high dose of standard interferon but has never been reported with pegylated interferon. The relationship between pegylated interferon-alpha/ribavirin and the development of cardiomyopathy is highly ...
Gerritsen Annemieke - - 2006
We present a case of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) accompanied by immune-mediated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and Kikuchi's disease, both as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. As this combination, to the best of our knowledge, has not been described before, consensus on preferable treatment is lacking. Our patient was treated with prednisolone according ...
Chen Yi-Hua - - 2006
Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) exhibits a characteristic immunophenotypic profile that is strongly positive for pan-B-cell markers; positive for CD103, CD11c. and CD25; and usually negative for CD5, CD10, and CD23. We evaluated 35 HCL cases and identified atypical immunophenotypes in 12 cases (34%), including CD103- in 2 (6%), CD25- in ...
Huang Li - - 2006
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with the t(8;21) (q22;q22) creating the AML1-ETO fusion gene is a distinct type of AML generally associated with a favorable prognosis. The clinicopathologic features of AML carrying variant t(8;21) are less well characterized. We report 4 cases of AML characterized by ins(8;21)(q22;q22q22), t(1;21;8)(q25;q22;q22), t(8;11;21)(q22;q13;q22), and t(4;21;8;12)(q31.3;q22;q22;q15), ...
Lador Nilly - - 2006
Orofacial fungal infections are occasionally seen in the immunocompromised patient. In this case, a patient with a relapse of an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) developed a fatal mandibular infection. This may be the first reported case of a trifungal infection with zygomycosis, aspergillosis, and candidiasis in the oral cavity and ...
Chen Kuan-Hsing - - 2006
Inflammatory polyneuropathies represent an important group of neurological disorders. Review of the literature disclosed that glomerulonephritis seems to be not uncommon in acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. On the other hand, glomerulonephritis associated with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) appears to be rare. We herein report a 60-year-old man with a ...
Ferguson Elspeth C - - 2005
Congenital leukemia occurring within 4 weeks of birth is extremely rare and, excluding transient neonatal myeloproliferation associated with Down syndrome, makes up approximately 1% of childhood leukemias. It is usually seen as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), most frequently French-American-British (FAB) types M4 and M5. Recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities have been reported ...
Lewis Robert E - - 2005
Flow cytometric analysis of abnormal lymphocyte populations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been widely reported to show weak expression of surface immunoglobulin (sIg). The international scoring system to help discriminate between CLL and other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders lists this as the first of 5 criteria worth 1 point each. ...
De Miguel Dunia - - 2005
Trichoderma species have been recognized to be pathogenic in immunosuppressed hosts with increasing frequency. Trichoderma species are responsible for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis associated peritonitis and infections in immunocompromised patients with a hematologic malignancy or solid organ transplantation. Trichoderma longibrachiatum is the most common species involved in these infections. We ...
Etzell Joan - - 2005
Erythrophagocytosis by neutrophils is a rare phenomenon in myeloid malignancies, and its clinicopathologic significance is not fully understood. We report a unique case of erythrophagocytosis by dysplastic neutrophils in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and subsequent transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Review of multiple marrow samples, both pretreatment and post-treatment, ...
Patel Bhaumik B - - 2006
We describe two patients with CML blast crisis with clonal evolution affecting 16q22 (t(16;16)(p13;q22) and inv(16)(p13;q22), abnormalities of core binding factor, usually found in de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML)). The bone marrow of both cases showed myelomonocytic (M4) differentiation and eosinophilia. Both patients had prominent extramedullary disease and had ...
Palomino-Portilla Eugenio Americo - - 2005
CONTEXT: Myeloid sarcoma is a neoplasm of immature myeloid cells involving an extramedullary anatomic site that is usually, although not always, associated with acute myeloid leukemia. Any extramedullary site can be involved by myeloid sarcoma, but involvement of the cecal appendix is uncommon, and symptoms mimicking acute appendicitis as a ...
Disperati Patricia - - 2006
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) comprises a group of clonal haematopoietic disorders characterized by peripheral blood cytopenias, bone marrow hypercellularity, and abnormal blood cell differentiation. Approximately 30% of cases of MDS eventually progress to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), while progression of MDS into acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is rare. In this report, ...
Kurdow Roland - - 2005
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a life-threatening infection in immunocompromised patients. Mortality rates of cerebrally disseminated IPA approach 100%. We report on a case of a 9-year-old girl with acute myeloid leukemia, who acquired cerebrally disseminated IPA during chemotherapy-induced leukopenia. Longtime survival was achieved by left pneumonectomy and neurosurgical resection ...
Mowatt Lizette - - 2005
A 68-year-old woman with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) had acute optic neuropathy associated with cerebrospinal fluid evidence of meningeal spread of CLL. There was no evidence of a hematologic relapse. After undergoing four weekly doses of intrathecal methotrexate, vision improved dramatically and spinal fluid became normal. Four years later, she ...
Kang Loveleen C - - 2005
This report describes 2 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which based on the WHO classification would be classified as AML with an 11q23 (MLL) abnormality, but with contrasting morphologic and immunophenotypic profiles. One case had monocytic features (morphologically and immunophenotypically) with a t(11;17)(q23;q21), a previously identified variant translocation in ...
Schnatter A Robert - - 2005
The epidemiologic literature on benzene exposure and leukemia in the MEDLINE and TOXNET databases was examined through October 2004 using the keywords "benzene", "leukemia" and "adverse health effects". This search was complemented by reviewing the reference lists from extant literature reviews and criteria documents on benzene. Published studies were characterized ...
Pavithran Keechilat - - 2005
Leukemia as a second malignancy after treatment of thyroid cancer is rare. Most cases reported in the literature have occurred after cumulative doses higher than 800 mCi and it is most commonly acute leukemias. We report a case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) occurring in a 40-year-old man 14 years ...
Tondon Rashmi - - 2005
Presence of focal poliferation of myeloblasts at an extramedullary site even when peripheral blood/bone marrow blast count is less than 20% in a case of chronic myeloid leukaemia leads to a diagnosis of blast crisis. A case of focal extramedullary blast crisis with chronic myeloid leukaemia is reported here.
Chim C S - - 2005
We report a rare case of eosinophilic leukemia transformation in a patient with polycythemia rubra vera on hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) therapy only. Cytogenetic study showed complex abnormalities including -5, -7, +8, suggestive of a secondary leukemia. The leukemogenic risk of hydroxycarbamide, a ribonucleoside reductase, and the risk of natural leukemic transformation ...
Bader Peter - - 2005
We recently reported that virtually all children with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who develop the phenotype of increasing mixed chimaerism (MC) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) will relapse. We therefore performed a prospective, multi-centre study focused on children with MDS (n = 65; advanced MDS = 44, ...
Headley Catherine M - - 2005
Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is an acute, self-limited, inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis. It is most commonly described in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) following chemotherapy. NEH generally presents as erythematous papules and plaques on the head, trunk, and extremities. Histologically, NEH is characterized by a neutrophilic infiltrate surrounding eccrine ducts ...
Douet-Guilbert Nathalie - - 2005
Band 11q23 is known to be involved in translocations and insertions with a variety of partner chromosomes. In most cases, they lead to MLL rearrangements, resulting in a fusion with numerous genes. We report here a newborn girl who had disseminated intravascular coagulation and cutaneous tumors (granulocytic sarcomata) in whom ...
Snyder David S - - 2005
Survivors of childhood solid tumors including Ewing sarcoma (ES) have an increased risk of secondary malignant neoplasms (SMNs) as a consequence of exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation (see: Bhatia S, Sklar C. Nat Rev Cancer 2002;2:124-132). The most common hematologic SMNs are myelodysplasia (MDS) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Acute ...
D'Angelo Guido - - 2005
Here is reported the case of an elderly woman that, after surgical intervention, showed an important anemia, leucocytosis and thrombocytopenia. The leucocytosis was accompanied with clean increase of the monocytes. The morphological appearances, both peripheral blood and bone marrow, showed an evident overlapping of myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative picture, characterized from ...
Raanani Pia - - 2005
The Ph1 chromosome has rarely been reported in T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), and the clinical relevance of this translocation in T-ALL is currently unknown. In chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) some data indicate derivation of T-cells from the leukemic clone and only a few cases of T-derived blastic crisis have ...
Shaheen Saad Paul SP - - 2005
Leukemic transformation of chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis (CIMF) to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is rare. We report a case of a patient with CIMF who developed paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) 2 years after initial presentation. His disease eventually transformed to ALL of precursor B-cell type. In that CIMF and PNH are ...
Wonsettler Dana M - - 2005
A 59-year-old hypertensive white male was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), M4. A bone marrow aspirate showed a karyotype of 46,XY,del(20)(q11.2q13.3)[12]/ 47,XY,del(20)(q11.2q13.3)x2[8]. The majority of cases with 20q deletion are associated with myeloid disorders; however, an extra copy of the 20q deletion has rarely been reported. The patient expired ...
Belessi Chrysoula - - 2005
Immunoglobulin kappa (IGK) locus rearrangements were analyzed in parallel on cDNA/genomic DNA in 188 kappa- and 103 lambda-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cases. IGKV-KDE and IGKJ-C-intron-KDE rearrangements were also analyzed on genomic DNA. In kappa-CLL, only 3 of 188 cases carried double in-frame IGKV-J transcripts: in such cases, the possibility that ...
Shah KiritC, Rajshekhar Vedantam
An 11-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia had received prophylactic cranial irradiation (1800 cGy /10 fractions) and intrathecal methotrexate. Five years later, he developed a glioblastoma multiforme in the right frontal region while the leukemia was in remission. It is possible that the glioma may have been induced by radiation ...
Selvin Steve - - 2004
A simple and direct analysis of the spatial distribution of childhood leukemia was performed using geographic data from a large case/control study. The data consist of cases of childhood leukemia and their corresponding birth cohort controls located in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties. Both parametric and randomization analyses show ...
Ruskova Anna - - 2004
We report 5 cases of Aggressive Natural Killer-Cell Leukemia (ANKL) diagnosed and treated in our institution within a period of 5 years. Presented are the clinical, hematological, immunophenotypic, immunogenotypic and cytogenetic data. ANKL is a very rare disorder. On review of the English-language literature only 68 published cases were identified. ...
Ersoz Gulden - - 2004
A mini epidemic of Dipodascus capitatus (teleomorph of Geotrichum capitatum) involving three cases is reported. The index case was pulmonary infection and a fulminant course of fungal infection, which resulted in the patient's death with acute myelocytic leukemia. In the other cases, the patients were simultaneously hospitalized, the first in ...
Aoun Patricia - - 2004
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is characterized by the Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) in more than 90% of cases. Recent studies using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) have shown that in a subset of patients with CML, deletions of 9q34 involving the argininosuccinate synthetase region occur at the time of the Philadelphia ...
Receveur Aline - - 2004
A case of de novo acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) M2, with trisomy 4 and double minute (dmin) chromosomes is reported. Amplification of the MYC gene ascertained by FISH was associated with dmin. A review of the literature of trisomy 4-dmin-associated AML shows that this entity preferentially occurs in elderly women ...
Bahl Sunil - - 2004
Severe chronic neutropenia (SCN) is a very rare disease with around 650 people worldwide known to have the condition. SCN is a serous condition with a considerable morbidity and mortality if not treated. We hereby report a case of SCN which had repeated admissions to the hospital with severe neutropenia ...
Länger Florian - - 2004
The mRNA expression level of the gene delta-like (Dlk), coding for a signal transducer related to the Delta-Notch family, was measured using real-time PCR methodology in a large series of control biopsies (n = 61) and bone marrow trephines from patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (n = 93) and related ...
Hafejee A - - 2004
Jessner's lymphocytic infiltrate is a chronic benign T cell disorder with annular erythematous plaques found mainly on sun exposed sites. Topical and intralesional steroids, antimalarials, thalidomide and prozaquone have been used in treatment with variable success. We report a case of a 38 year old man who responded to oral ...
Park Miguel A - - 2004
The use of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has become the new gold standard for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Unfortunately, the medication has been commonly associated with mild to severe cutaneous reactions, which has limited its use for some patients. We describe a case of ...
Oyarzo Mauricio P - - 2004
We report 12 cases of t(6;9)(p23;q34)-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), all classified using the criteria of the World Health Organization classification. There were 10 women and 2 men with a median age of 51 years (range, 20-76 years). Dysplasia was present in all cases (9 previously untreated), and basophilia was ...
Schneider L A - - 2004
We report the rare case of a patient with leukaemia cutis first presenting only on the hand and fingers and then subsequently spreading over the trunk and face. The lesions heralded the transformation of a previously undiagnosed myelodysplastic syndrome type RAEB (refractory anaemia with blast excess) into frank myeloid leukaemia. ...
Thomas Leno - - 2004
Double minutes (dmin) are small, paired chromatin bodies that lack a centromere and represent a form of extrachromosomal gene amplification. Although they have been found in a variety of solid tumors, their presence in hematological malignancies, especially acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is rare. In addition, the presence of dmin may ...
Ravage Zac B - - 2004
PURPOSE: To report the case of a patient with upper eyelid chronic cicatrizing conjunctivitis and entropion, presumably secondary to ocular rosacea. METHODS: Case report and review of medical literature. RESULTS: The patient has a history of chronic cicatrizing conjunctivitis since 1999. Despite an extensive workup for other possible causes, the ...
Nayak Kapadi Surendra - - 2004
Prolymphocytic leukaemia is a rare subtype of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Three such cases are reported here along with clinical details. All these cases were seen in males above 5th decade of life. These patients showed moderate to massive splenomegaly, inconspicuous lymphadenopathy in two cases and one with minimal lymphadenopathy. Peripheral ...
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