Wittman, Brenda, Horan, John, Baxter, Joanna, Goldberg, John, Felgar, Raymond, Baylor, Erin, Cromwell, Bean, Cross, Nicholas and Bennett, John M.
A 2-year-old with atypical CML with a t(5;12)(q33;p13) treated successfully with imatinib mesylate
Leukemia Research, 28, (Supplement 1), . (doi:10.1016/j.leukres.2003.10.011).
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Atypical chronic myelogenous leukemia (aCML) is a myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disorder that usually occurs in older adults. Here we report a pediatric patient with aCML and a t(5;12)(q33;p13) with a corresponding fusion gene ETV6-PDGFRB. Because the PDGFRB tyrosine kinase is one of the known targets of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, this patient achieved cytogenetic and molecular remission with treatment with imatinib mesylate (formerly STI571; now Gleevec in the United States and Glivec in Europe). This case illustrates one of many myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disorders that can be treated with this particular tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
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