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Multiparameter flow cytometry reveals myelodysplasia-related aberrant antigen expression in myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms.
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PMID:  23283847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Within the myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm (MDS/MPN) category of the WHO (2008), only chronic myelomonocytic leukemia was so far evaluated by multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC). METHODS: To investigate the potential of MFC for MDS/MPNs, unclassifiable (MDS/MPNu), and refractory anemia associated with ring sideroblasts and marked thrombocytosis (RARS-T), we studied 91 patients with these entities (60 males/31 females; 35.3-87.4 years) for MDS-related aberrant immunophenotypes (≥2 different cell lineages with ≥3 aberrantly expressed antigens). Data were correlated with cytomorphology and cytogenetics. RESULTS: MFC identified MDS-related immunophenotypes in 54/91 (59.3%) of patients. Patients with or without MDS-related immunophenotype did not differ significantly by demographic characteristics, blood values, or median overall survival. MDS-related immunophenotype cases showed a higher number of aberrantly expressed antigens (mean ± SD, 4.9 ± 2.4 vs. 2.0 ± 1.4; P < 0.001). Aberrant karyotypes showed a similar frequency in patients with and without MDS-related immunophenotype (11/54; 20.4% vs. 7/37; 18.9%; P = n.s.). CONCLUSIONS: MDS-related immunophenotype are present in more than half of patients with MDS/MPNu and RARS-T. MFC therefore may be helpful to separate cases into more "MDS-like" or "MPN-like" subgroups. © 2012 International Clinical Cytometry Society.
Wolfgang Kern; Ulrike Bacher; Susanne Schnittger; Tamara Alpermann; Claudia Haferlach; Torsten Haferlach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cytometry. Part B, Clinical cytometry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-4957     ISO Abbreviation:  Cytometry B Clin Cytom     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235690     Medline TA:  Cytometry B Clin Cytom     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Clinical Cytometry Society.
MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory, Munich, Germany.
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