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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 597-598

Chronic myelogenous leukemia in sickle cell/beta 0 -thalassemia


Departments of Pathology and Internal Medicine, King Fahad Hofuf Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed K Alabdulaali
King Fahad Hospital, Hofuf Postal Code: 31982, Hassa
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.85107

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Sickle cell/beta 0 -thalassemia (S/β0 -thal) is a compound heterozygous state for βS and β0 thalassemia. There are rare reported cases of patients with sickle cell disease who developed hematological neoplasms including myeloid and lymphoid conditions; however, to the best of our knowledge, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) occurring in S/β0 -thal has been reported in one case and this is the second such report.


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