Acute Myelogeneous Leukemia (M5a) that Demonstrated Chromosomal Abnormality of Robertsonian 13 ; 21 Translocation at Onset
A 27-year-old woman had congenital lissencephaly syndrome and mental retardation. She had a fever of unknown origin and visited her local physician. Blood test indicated leukocytosis, so she was referred to our hospital for detailed examination. She was diagnosed to have acute myelogeneous leukemia (M5a). The chromosome analysis in blast cells revealed Robertsonian 13;21 translocation. Complete remission was obtained by induction chemotherapy. As normal karyotype (46, XX) was observed in the chromosome analysis of bone marrow cells after remission, it was considered that the patient had acquired Robertsonian 13;21 translocation complicated by acute myelogeneous leukemia.
- Internal medicine
Internal medicine 43(6), 508-511, 2004-06-01
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine