A patient with a Ph-positive chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) was submitted to allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation from an HLA-haploidentical related donor 7 years after the diagnosis. Six months later, he showed a disease relapse while cytogenetic analysis displayed a complex karyotype. To characterise the chromosomal rearrangements spectral karyotype (SKY) analysis was used. This redefined all chromosome rearrangements and revealed a t(20;21)(q11;q22). FISH analysis with a specific probe for the AML1 gene disclosed disruption of this gene which was partially translocated on to the long arm of chromosome 20. It is likely that this rearrangement, unusual for CML, was implicated in the disease evolution towards blastic crisis (BC).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bone Marrow Transplantation|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Chimeric gene
- Philadelphia chromosome
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