The t(1;22)(p13;q13) is associated with acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) seen mostly in young infants and known to have a poor prognosis. A 5-year-old child had prolonged prothrombin and partial thromboplastin times, low albumin, and decreased vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors and factor V activities at the time of AMKL diagnosis. All of these factors normalized following chemotherapy when remission was achieved. Cytogenetic analysis revealed a female karyotype with a balanced t(17;22)(q21;q13). Here, we present an AMKL pediatric case with a novel translocation and significant hepatocellular dysfunction that resolved with chemotherapy. The t(17;22) (q21;q13) may represent a variant of t(1;22)(p13;q13).
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics|
|State||Published - Oct 15 2004|