The Egyptian Journal of Internal Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--85

BCR/ABL positive thrombocythemia: a diagnostic dilemma


Lubna Zafar1, Feroz Alam2, Anjum Parvez1, Srikant Behera1 
1 Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

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Both chronic myeloid leukemia and essential thrombocythemia are part of the spectrum of myeloproliferative neoplasm. Therefore, considerable overlap may occur in the clinical manifestations, and hematological and molecular findings in some patients. We report here a case of a 45-year-old men who presented with thrombocytosis. Bone marrow aspiration yielded small megakaryocytes with hypolobulated nuclei and positive BCR-ABL rearrangement. A diagnosis of BCR-ABL+ essential thrombocythemia was made and imatinib was advised.


How to cite this article:
Zafar L, Alam F, Parvez A, Behera S. BCR/ABL positive thrombocythemia: a diagnostic dilemma.Egypt J Intern Med 2017;29:83-85


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Zafar L, Alam F, Parvez A, Behera S. BCR/ABL positive thrombocythemia: a diagnostic dilemma. Egypt J Intern Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];29:83-85
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