International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 517–522

Low burden of a JAK2-V617F mutated clone in monoclonal haematopoiesis in a Japanese woman with Budd-Chiari syndrome

Authors

    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Masamitsu Karasawa
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Arito Yamane
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Hiromi Koiso
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Akihiko Yokohama
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Hideki Uchiumi
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Takayuki Saitoh
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Hiroshi Handa
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Ken Sato
    • Department of Medicine and Molecular ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Hitoshi Takagi
    • Department of Medicine and Molecular ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Shuichi Miyawaki
    • Division of Internal MedicineSaiseikai Maebashi Hospital
  • Hirokazu Murakami
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Yoshihisa Nojima
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Norifumi Tsukamoto
    • Department of Medicine and Clinical ScienceGunma University Graduate School of Medicine
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12185-009-0280-y

Cite this article as:
Toyama, K., Karasawa, M., Yamane, A. et al. Int J Hematol (2009) 89: 517. doi:10.1007/s12185-009-0280-y

Abstract

Approximately one-half of the cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) are caused by bcr/abl negative chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPDs). Furthermore, a mutation in the Janus kinase protein (JAK2-V617F) is detected in half of the patients with BCS. However, whether the JAK2 mutation is the primary event leading to CMPDs and BCS is controversial. We present a report concerning a young woman who suffered from BCS prior to the onset of CMPDs. Analysis of X-chromosome inactivation patterns in this patient, using the human androgen receptor gene demonstrated monoclonal haematopoiesis in her granulocytes. In contrast, she had a low burden of a JAK2-V617F mutation positive clone among granulocyte populations. These results suggest that the JAK2-V617F mutation occurs after the onset of monoclonal haematopoiesis; thus the V617F mutation of JAK2 may not be the primary event in the induction of BCS.

Keywords

Chronic myeloproliferative disorderBudd-Chiari syndromeClonality analysisJAK2-V617FEndogenous erythroid colony

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2009