Arshad Naveed Ahsanuddin

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We describe the validation of a test for the quantification of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA (viral load) using the Artus EBV TM PCR analyte-specific reagent (ASR; QIAGEN Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany). A dilution series demonstrated a limit of detection of 2.25 log(10) copies/mL (>95% positivity rate). The limit of quantification was 3.90 log(10) copies/mL(More)
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) with associated clonal nonmast cell lineage disease is seen in up to 20% cases of SM. SM is uncommon in the pediatric population. T (8; 21) (q22; q22) is a good prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the presence of SM confers poor prognosis in t (8; 21) (q22; q22) associated AML. We report the case of a child(More)
This brief report describes an asymptomatic patient with a myocardial mass. Two-dimensional echocardiography, technetium Tc 99m cardiac nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography were performed to define the mass. The mass, which involved the subvalvar right ventricular free wall, was resected and determined to be a metastatic carcinoid tumor by(More)
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a unique type of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Patients with AITL may have occasional reactive plasma cells present in the peripheral circulation. Prominent peripheral blood polyclonal plasmacytosis mimicking plasma cell leukemia, however, is distinctly uncommon. Here we describe 3 such cases from two large(More)
Acute myelomonocytic leukemia with eosinophilia is commonly associated with pericentric inversions of chromosome 16, involving the core binding factor beta gene (CBFB) on 16q22 and the myosin heavy chain gene (MYH11) on 16p13. The inv(16)(p13q22) results in a fusion gene comprising the 5'CBFB gene and the 3'MYH11 gene on the short arm of chromosome 16. The(More)
We describe the case of a 13-year-old girl with an apparently de novo unbalanced translocation resulting in the presence of additional chromosomal material on the short arm of one X chromosome, which was detected by conventional G-banding studies. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using the Chromoprobe Multiprobe-M protocol confirmed that the(More)
A child with a complicated medical history that included asplenia acquired an infection with Babesia microti in the summer of 2013 and had not travelled outside of Manitoba. Although the clinical findings were subtle, astute laboratory work helped to reach a preliminary identification of Babesia species, while reference laboratory testing confirmed the(More)
The role of histologic examination in lymphoma diagnosis has been called into question by proponents of new technologies, such as genomics and proteomics. We review the history and salient features of morphologic evaluation in lymphoid diseases, and discuss the general and specific limitations of mature ancillary techniques, such as immunohistochemistry,(More)