Aplastic anaemia preceding acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in an adult with isolated deletion of chromosome 9q.
AffiliationDepartment of Haematology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. email@example.com
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 9
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
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CitationAplastic anaemia preceding acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in an adult with isolated deletion of chromosome 9q. 2008, 32 (12):1936-8 Leuk. Res.
AbstractAplastic anaemia (AA) can precede acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in 2% of children but this is rarely reported to occur in adults. A 21-year-old male presented with bone marrow failure and bone marrow biopsy showed a profoundly hypocellular marrow. He recovered spontaneously but represented 2 months later when he was diagnosed with pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Chromosomal examination revealed 46,XY,del(9)(q13q34). To the best of our knowledge this is the first case to be reported of aplasia preceding ALL with 9q minus as the sole chromosomal abnormality.
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