We describe here a patient with Ph'-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) who developed a Ph'-negative blastic crisis. The blast DNA was analyzed on two different occasions, at the beginning of the blastic phase and at the end, shortly before the patient's death. Although cells from both samples had no Ph' chromosome marker (not even a masked one) we could detect a rearrangement of the bcr gene in the second DNA sample, using a '3'-bcr' probe. The same probe and a '5'-bcr' probe failed to detect any rearranged band in the first DNA sample. No rearrangement was identified at the c-myc and N-ras loci, while a slight c-myc amplification was evident in both DNA samples tested.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Journal of Haematology|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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