The occurrence of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), or other myeloproliferative diseases, after the development of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is very rare in the current medical literature. Considering the advances in ITP management, and the wide use of new drugs for ITP and CML, we report an unusual case with this association. Our case report focused on a 64-year-old man with long-standing ITP treated with eltrombopag, who developed hyperleukocytosis during follow-up; after specific laboratory exams, it was diagnosed as CML and he began treatment with imatinib. The treatment with eltrombopag was balanced with imatinib to stabilize his platelet count. Data on bcr-abl and JAK2 transcripts were collected and revealed an optimal response with the achievement of negativization of both molecular signatures. We could demonstrate that treatment with imatinib and eltrombopag was well tolerated and allowed complete molecular remission of CML to be achieved, as well as of ITP.
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|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2021|
- Chronic myeloid leukemia in a patient with previous idiopatic thrombocytopenic purpura