Williams-Beuren syndrome and burkitt leukemia

Nataliya Zhukova, Ahmed Naqvi

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Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WBS) is associated with constitutional deletion of 7q11.23, which includes the elastin gene. Cytogenetic abnormalities of chromosome 7 are frequently described in several human malignancies. Here, we report Burkitt Leukemia in an 8-year-old boy with WBS. In this patient, constitutional deletion of chromosome 7q11.23 including BCL7B was confirmed. WBS may predispose patients to Burkitt Leukemia

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e30-e32
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Burkitt Leukemia
  • deletion of 7q11.23
  • fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Williams-Beuren Syndrome

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