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It has recently been reported that hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in patients with hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative lymphoma during or after cytotoxic therapy occurs after the use of rituximab and stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies. However, clinical data on HBV reactivation in multiple myeloma patients have not been(More)
Philadelphia chromosome-positive mixed phenotype acute leukemia (Ph(+)MPAL) is a rare type of acute leukemia having myeloid and lymphoid features. In the present study, we describe the successful treatment of a 71-year-old Japanese female patient with Ph(+)MPAL by the alternation of second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors according to BCR-ABL1(More)
A 26-year-old female with polysplenia syndrome is reported. She had numerous visceral anomalies including polysplenia, a short pancreas, a preduodenal portal vein, malrotation of the bowel, azygos continuation of the inferior vena cava, bilateral hyparterial bronchi and symmetrical liver lobation. Embryological and clinical considerations of polysplenia(More)
BACKGROUND LR11/SorLA, a receptor interacting with CD87 on monocytes and macrophages, is highly expressed on human immature hematopoietic stem cells. However, it is unknown whether LR11 is expressed on premature leukemic cells, and whether the levels of circulating soluble LR11 (sLR11) shed from leukemic cells correlate with disease state. METHODS The(More)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a heterogeneous group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell diseases. It has been reported that several autoimmune diseases are associated with MDS. Recently, the co-occurrence of MDS with trisomy 8 and rare disorders of the immune system, such as Behçet's disease (BD), has been described. Prognosis in the older-onset group of(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been reported in childhood leukemia patients increasingly frequently. However, the development of PRES in adult leukemia patients during chemotherapy is very rare. We present a case of PRES in an adult patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) after remission induction chemotherapy. A 28-year-old(More)
LR11, also known as SorLA or SORL1, is a type-I membrane protein from which a large extracellular part, soluble LR11 (sLR11), is released by proteolytic shedding on cleavage with a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17). A shedding mechanism is presumed to have a key role in the functions of LR11, but the evidence for this has not yet been(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with mixed lineage leukemia-eleven-nineteen lysine-rich leukemia (MLL-ELL) is a rare subtype of MLL-rearranged AML. The outcome of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for patients with this disease remains unknown. In the present study, we retrospectively investigated the efficacy of allo-HSCT in eight(More)
Double-hit lymphoma (DHL) is a rare and extremely unfavorable type of lymphoma with concurrent chromosomal translocations of BCL2 and MYC. It is considered that BCL2 translocation precedes MYC events in lymphomagenesis of DHL. In fact, most cases of DHL arise de novo or following FL. We describe a very rare case of DHL arising from Burkitt-like lymphoma(More)