Chronic eosinophilic leukemia
|Chronic eosinophilic leukemia|
Chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) is a disease in which too many eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) are found in the bone marrow, blood, and other tissues. CEL may stay the same for many years, or it may progress quickly to acute leukemia. It is generally caused by overactivation of the oncogene, e.g. PDGFRA through a chromosome translocation or fusion between two genes on the same chromosome, e.g. FIP1L1-PDGFRA gene fusion-induced eosinophilic leukemia. Though a highly rare disease, CEL is extremely manageable with the use of Gleevec, which suppresses the oncogenic effects of PDGFRA.
- Chronic eosinophilic leukemia entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
- Cancer.Net: Eosinophilic Leukemia
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