Burkitt lymphoma with dual translocation of chromosome 14: a novel chromosomal abnormality of t(8;14),t(14;15)

Yeonsook Moon, Myungshin Kim, Gyeongsin Park
2008 Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science  
Burkitt lymphomas (BLs) frequently show secondary chromosomal abnormalities. Here, the authors describe a case of BL with an unusual dual translocation of chromosome 14, t(8;14) and t(14;15), and partial duplication of 1q. This 5-yr-old female patient had several unfavorable prognostic factors including elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase activity and involvement of the central nervous system and bone marrow. Despite receiving CCG-106A chemotherapy, she was resistant to therapy and died on the
more » ... 70th hospital day. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case report of BL harboring dual translocation of chromosome 14 involving chromosomes 8 and 15, which may be a factor associated with unfavorable clinical course.
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