BCR-ABL1-positive leukemias have historically been classified as either chronic myelogenous leukemia or Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Recent analyses suggest there may be a wider range of subtypes. We report a patient with BCR-ABL1 fusion positive T-cell ALL with a previously undescribed cell distribution of the fusion gene. The examination of sorted cells by fluorescence in situ hybridization showed the BCR-ABL1 fusion in the malignant T cells and a subpopulation of the nonmalignant B cells, but not nonmalignant T cells or myeloid or CD34+ progenitor cells providing evidence that the fusion may have occurred in an early lymphoid progenitor.
- T-cell ALL
- discordant MRD
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health