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Keung Yi-Kong - - 2004
We conducted a retrospective study to define the significance of Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) in myelodysplastic syndrome and acute leukemia in the adults at this institution and the literature was reviewed. One hundred forty-eight cases of t(9;22)(q34;q11) were identified for the period September 1993 through August 2001. The presentation of 124 ...
Bakhshi Sameer - - 2004
The authors describe a case of extramedullary relapse in lymph node presenting as lymphoblastic lymphoma seven years following remission of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an isolated lymph node relapse with hematopoietic remission of leukemia. We have discussed cases ...
Ressel Genevieve - - 2004
The report states that chronic rhinosinusitis is an evolving area of study and new information is being assessed on an ongoing basis. Debate continues about potential etiologies and associated conditions, pathophysiology, common inflammatory mediators, and whether or not most cases of chronic rhinosinusitis are associated with infection. Evidence in the ...
Bergman Simon - - 2004
Aspergillus, which commonly involves the sinonasal region and upper respiratory tract, is reported for the first time in esophageal brushings in two immunocompromised patients with a history of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Aspergillus species was identified in both cases in smears as scattered three-dimensional groups of fungi with 45 degrees ...
Atasoy Nuray - - 2004
Interferon (IFN) is the most widely prescribed drug of choice for chronic hepatitis B infection, which is a common health problem in our country. Therapy with IFN-alpha may be associated with a number of neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as Parkinsonism, akathisia, seizure, and depressive disorders. In this case report, we present ...
Vandenberghe P - - 2004
Detection of the FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene or the corresponding cryptic 4q12 deletion supports the diagnosis of chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) in patients with chronic hypereosinophilia. We retrospectively characterized 17 patients fulfilling WHO criteria for idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES) or CEL, using nested RT-PCR and interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). ...
Ziaei Jamal Eivazi - - 2004
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) or M3 is a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia, according to the French-American-British group classification. High frequencies of APL have been reported previously by many investigators. We here studied AML patients to determine the frequency of APL in Tabriz in northwest Iran. We reviewed 483 AML ...
Seth Tulika - - 2004
Acute basophilic leukemia (ABL) is a rare form of leukemia. The diagnostic criteria have recently been described. Morphological evidence for basophilic lineage is required for its classification. However the criteria for remission status and standard therapy is not established. Here we have described an atypical case of ABL and reviewed ...
al Lamki Zakia - - 2004
Acute leukemia (AL) is the most common malignancy in children in Oman. It accounts for over one-third of all childhood cancers, most of which (approximately 75%) are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Over a decade, a total of 128 cases of childhood acute leukemia have been diagnosed and managed at Paediatric ...
da Costa Miriane - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: In this report, we propose the application of the p-iodophenol-enhanced luminol chemiluminescent technique to the determination of peroxidase (myeloperoxidase and/or platelet peroxidase) activity in blasts of minimally differentiated acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML-M0) and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AML-M7). METHODS: The frozen blast cells from 29 patients were thawed and submitted ...
Lazarevic Vladimir Lj - - 2004
A transformation of essential thrombocythemia to acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome, or agnogenic myelocytic metaplasia is a relatively rare event. It occurs in 1%-4.5% of all patients with either treated or untreated essential thrombocythemia. Cytogenetic changes in the transformation to AML are common. We report the case of a ...
Vlad Roxana - - 2003
Increasing evidence supports an association of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with immunodeficiency and neoplasia, and the management and outcome of these patients requires study. This report describes a 72-year-old man with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who developed MCC of his right upper extremity and died of bone marrow ...
Chen Yeu-Chin - - 2003
Previously, 4 cases of myelodysplastic syndrome were reported that had unusual, distinct monocytic nodules in bone marrow. The monocytic nodules, predominantly composed of monocytes with CD68+ immunostaining, had no or low expression of Ki-67 and topoisomerase II alpha. The purpose of the present study was to further define the associated ...
Balatzenko G - - 2004
Acute megakaryoblastic leukaemia (AML-M7) is an uncommon disease, composing 0.5-1.2% of newly diagnosed adult acute myeloid leukaemias (AML). It is characterised by higher incidence and complexity of cytogenetic abnormalities. We report a rare case of Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome-positive AML-M7, presenting with extreme thrombocytosis and having a poor outcome. The diagnosis ...
Hill Alicia - - 2003
The hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is defined by a longer than 6-month history of peripheral blood hypereosinophilia (greater than 1.5 x 10(9)/L), with signs and symptoms of internal organ involvement, in the absence of an identifiable cause. HES is therefore a diagnosis of exclusion. Patients have been reported who initially met ...
Levy Itzhak - - 2003
We report an 8-year-old boy with acute leukemia who developed ecthyma gangrenosum secondary to infection with Exserohilum spp., a rare cause of human disease. The skin, paranasal sinuses and lungs were involved. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Exserohilum spp. ...
Barron M A - - 2003
We report the first two cases of invasive human mycoses caused by the phaeoid ascomycete, Chaetomium perlucidum, and review the English literature regarding invasive Chaetomium infections. Fatal disseminated disease involving the brain, heart, lungs, and spleen is described in an acute myelogenous leukemia patient. A second patient with a history ...
Kapoor Meenu - - 2003
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a clonal disorder of unknown etiology involving multipotent hematopoietic progenitor cell and belongs to the spectrum of chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD). It is rarest of the CMPD with no case reported from India. The case being presented was detected incidentally during routine investigations in an adult ...
Landis Daniel M - - 2003
Granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma) is a rare solid tumor resulting from the proliferation of myelogenous leukemia cells. Chloromas usually present as soft tissue or bony masses of the head and neck in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) of the French-American-British M2 subtype. Occasionally chloromas may occur in patients with myelodysplasia ...
Murati Anne - - 2003
We report here the sixth case of acute monoblastic leukemia associated with the inv(8)(p11q13) pericentric inversion. As seen in the previous cases, the inv(8)(p11q13) molecular characterization showed that the alteration results in a MOZ-NCOA2 gene fusion. The presence of erythrophagocytosis is a distinctive morphologic feature that is observed in all ...
Au W Y - - 2003
Between 1995 and 2002, nine cases of nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) were isolated from 462 allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT) recipients (1.9%), and none from 139 autologous cases. They included three cases each of Mycobacterium fortuitum and M. chelonae, and single cases of M. scrofalaceum, M. gordonnae and M. avium complex. ...
Hyde Jason - - 2003
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia with eosinophilia is a recently defined rare entity frequently associated with t(5;12)(q33;p13) translocation. It usually shows a peripheral eosinophil count greater than 1500/microL. However, the literature contains a small subset of cases in which the major manifestation is bone marrow eosinophilia. We report a case similar to ...
Adamczyk Mark J - - 2003
A "millennium" update of all cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis treated by bone graft epiphysiodesis between 1950 and 2000 was conducted. All cases were followed for at least 1 year to evaluate the occurrence of re-slippage, avascular necrosis (AVN), chondrolysis, or complications secondary to the surgical approach. This study ...
Arber Daniel A - - 2003
Balanced translocations are rare in myelodysplasia (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with multilineage dysplasia; however, the t(3;5)(q25;q35) and insertion variant occur in a subset of patients. To evaluate the possible genes involved in this translocation, we studied 6 cases with a t(3;5) by fluorescence in situ hybridization with probes ...
Kakihara Toshio - - 2003
We report a rare case of a cute lymphoblasticleukemia (ALL) who developed dyspnea, neurological disturbance with illusions, pancytopenia, phagocytosis and coagulation disturbances following bacterial tonsillitis. The values of soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R), IL-6 and IL-8 were also elevated. Her clinicolaboratory findings were similar to hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), which is a ...
Kowal John - - 2003
The onset of chronic illness is one of the most pervasive health problems facing North Americans today. Only recently have researchers and clinicians seriously examined chronic physical conditions in the context of close relationships. This article briefly reviews the literature on chronic illness in adult couples. Initially, the focus is ...
Heeb Heather L - - 2003
A 7-year-old, mixed-breed dog was presented for evaluation of a possible lymphocytic leukemia. Results of laboratory testing included thrombocytopenia, large granular lymphocytosis, inverted CD4:CD8 ratio, hyperglobulinemia, and hypoalbuminemia. Results of a tick-borne disease panel indicated a positive immunoglobulin G serum titer (1:2,048) to Ehrlichia canis, supporting exposure to this organism. ...
Libura Marta - - 2003
MLL rearrangements in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) include translocations and intragenic abnormalities such as internal duplication and breakage induced by topoisomerase II inhibitors. In adult AML, FLT3 internal tandem duplications (ITDs) are more common in cases with MLL intragenic abnormalities (33%) than those with MLL translocation (8%). Mutation/deletion involving FLT3 ...
Paydas Semra - - 2003
Leukemias are systemic hematopoietic neoplasias and not infrequently cause ocular findings. Serous retinal detachment (SRD) is one of these manifestations and even may be the first sign of the underlying leukemia. Here we reported a case with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) presenting with SRD and discussed the clinical importance and ...
Karincaoglu Yelda - - 2003
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disease arising from abnormal stem cells and associated with splenomegaly and leukocytosis. Hydroxyurea and interferon alpha are used in treatment very frequently. Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, repetitive disease of unknown etiology and associated with mucocutaneous, ocular, vascular and central nervous system ...
Bremer CelesteAnn T - - 2003
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), hepatitis C, and interferon alpha (IFNalpha) have all been associated with renal dysfunction. In this paper we present a patient with the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome and a known history of hepatitis C who received IFNalpha therapy for newly diagnosed CML. The renal biopsy showed focal ...
Karti S - - 2003
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare disorder which is associated with thymoma, viral infections and autoimmune diseases. A few cases of PRCA during the clinical course of CML have been reported and these usually terminate in blastic crisis and death, suggesting a poor prognosis. However, only one case ...
Dunphy Cherie H - - 2003
The translocation t(14;18)(q32;q21) is most commonly associated with follicular lymphoma but has also been described in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) of B-cell origin. Although these ALL cases have had a pre-pre-B, pre-B, or mature B-cell immunophenotype and L2 or L3 morphology, all have been associated with an abnormality of 8q24. ...
Robertson M - - 2003
Leukemia in a hydropic fetus with hepatosplenomegaly and Down syndrome was diagnosed at 25 weeks' gestation. Spontaneous demise occurred 10 days after the cordocentesis. A review of the literature of the seven cases described antenatally and 10 cases described in the immediate neonatal period or on examination of the stillborn ...
Van Dyke Daniel L - - 2003
Monosomy 21 mosaicism as a sole cytogenetic abnormality is very uncommon, with 47 cases described in the literature. We identified five cases of low-level monosomy 21 mosaicism since 1998, none of which were confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis or follow-up cytogenetic studies. These five cases, and many ...
Argiriadou Annie S - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The patient reported in this study was diagnosed with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia and underwent an allogenic bone marrow transplantation. She was referred for persisting oral ulceration and pain associated with the transplant procedure. AIM: To present an unusual involvement of gingival tissues during a case of oral chronic graft-versus-host-disease. ...
Chang Meng-Wei - - 2003
Priapism is a complication rarely seen in leukemia. We report a 21-year-old man presented with persistent painful erection of penis for 19 hours at home. The patient had undergone immediate irrigation and decompression of priapism by urologist at emergency department. This approach resulted in a flaccid penis later. During hospitalization, ...
Trnková Zuzana - - 2003
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) carrying inversion or translocation of chromosome 16 is usually associated with the FAB M4Eo morphological subtype and belongs to AMLs with a relatively favorable prognosis. At the molecular level, it is associated with a disease-specific fusion gene, CBFbeta/MYH11. Previously, 10 different types of CBFbeta/MYH11 fusion transcripts ...
Pérez Sánchez I - - 2003
The reported incidence of thrombocytosis among cases of refractory anaemia with ring sideroblasts (RARS) may be as high as 15%. We report four additional cases of this association, which appear to be hematologically heterogeneous. One patient clearly represents a case of RARS with reactive thrombocytosis. Two cases have features suggestive ...
Wong K F - - 2003
We report the occurrence of an unbalanced whole-arm translocation of der(8;17)(q10;q10) in an 80-year-old female patient with Waldenström macroglobulinemia. To our knowledge, der(8;17)(q10;q10) has not been described in Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Although this cytogenetic abnormality has been reported in a number of solid tumors, a literature review suggests also a possible ...
Disel Umut - - 2003
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a distinct subtype of acute myeloblastic leukemia with specific clinical, morphologic and genetic features and a good response to all trans retinoic acid (ATRA). However, extramedullary (EM) relapse is an interesting feature of these cases, especially those treated with ATRA. Recently, we have encountered an ...
da Fonseca Luiz M - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Classically, the monocytic component of acute myelomonocytic (FAB-M4) and acute monocytic/monoblastic (FAB-M5) leukemias is demonstrated by nonspecific esterase positivity in cytochemical stainings. We have previously demonstrated that non-specific esterases from normal monocytes can be determined by a chemiluminescent method. In the present study, we investigated whether this assay can ...
Servin-Abad Luis - - 2003
Granulocytic sarcoma is an extramedullary collection of myeloblasts. Granulocytic sarcomas usually arise during the course of acute myeloid leukemia, although they also occur infrequently in chronic myeloid leukemia and other myeloproliferative disorders. We are reporting a very unusual presentation of granulocytic sarcoma in a patient with poorly differentiated (FAB type ...
Kraemer M - - 2003
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a disease of the elderly; in rare cases it occurs in childhood or adolescence. One complication at primary diagnosis is leukostasis, which usually causes respiratory, retinal, or central nervous symptoms. In this report we describe the case of a 24-year-old woman who developed aseptic necrosis ...
Bönig H - - 2002
Exophthalmus is an infrequent finding in pediatrics. The differential diagnoses include chloromas, tumors of immature hematopoietic precursor cells. The case of a child with acute myeloid leukemia is reported. The presenting signs had included exophthalmus and nasal speech due to retro-orbital and sinusoidal chloromas, respectively. As in most cases of ...
Lee Dong Soon - - 2002
Determination of the remission of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) after chemotherapy can be difficult because many cases of APL show reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction positivity after consolidation treatment. Moreover, the discrimination of leukemic promyelocytes and regenerating promyelocytes by morphology is sometimes difficult. Although PML/RARA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) ...
Salim R - - 2002
Both chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) are rare illnesses. Their co-existence has been previously reported, typically with CML following CLL. We report to our knowledge the first case of CLL developing some years after initial diagnosis of Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome positive CML. We provide molecular evidence ...
Böhm J - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Chronic neutrophilic leukaemia (CNL) is a distinct BCR/ABL negative myeloproliferative disorder of elderly patients characterised by sustained neutrophilia and splenomegaly. The bone marrow shows expansion of neutrophilic granulopoiesis, without excess of myeloblasts. To date, only 129 cases of CNL have been reported in the literature. AIMS: To report the ...
Freiman Anatoli - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Patients with leukemia often manifest cutaneous findings, which include nonspecific lesions and specific leukemic infiltrates termed leukemia cutis. OBJECTIVE: A case of leukemia cutis involving distal finger pads is reported and literature describing hand involvement of specific leukemic infiltrates is reviewed. METHODS AND RESULTS: An 80-year-old woman with a ...
Athale Uma H - - 2002
Once considered rare, acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) now accounts for about 12% of all cases of de novo acute myeloid leukemia in children. Most cases of AMKL are difficult to diagnose because of their complex clinical presentation and unusual bone marrow morphologic features. In children, AMKL is often confused with ...
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