5q- syndrome

Name
This definition applies to
Hematopoietic neoplasms
Definition
A rare disorder caused by loss of part of the long arm (Q arm) of human chromosome 5. This syndrome affects myeloid (bone marrow) cells, causing treatment-resistant anemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes that may lead to acute myelogenous leukemia.
Resource
Title: National Cancer Institute
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Alternate Names
5Q minus syndrome
Abstractor Notes
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