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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2015, Article ID 689423, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/689423
Case Report

Successful Bosutinib Experience in an Elderly Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patient with Suspected Central Nervous System Involvement Transformed from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

1Department of Hematology, Ankara University School of Medicine, 06590 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, 06590 Ankara, Turkey

Received 2 July 2015; Revised 5 October 2015; Accepted 5 November 2015

Academic Editor: Sudhir Tauro

Copyright © 2015 Erden Atilla et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Managing the blast phase in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is challenging because limited data are available for elderly patients. The involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) increases the risk of a poor prognosis. Here, we present an elderly blast phase CML patient with suspected CNS involvement who was successfully treated with bosutinib.