t(17;19) in Children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Report of 3 Cases and a Review of the Literature

Department of Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
Case reports in hematology 01/2013; 2013:563291. DOI: 10.1155/2013/563291
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Several cytogenetic abnormalities identified in patients with childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) have been associated with a poor prognosis. There are several case reports in the literature describing t(17;19) in children with ALL. This translocation has been associated with hypercalcemia, coagulopathy, and poor outcome. We present three cases of ALL with t(17;19) treated at our institution and review the outcome of children reported in the medical literature.

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