AML can be associated with autoimmune or inflammatory phenomena (AIP) occurring prior, concomitantly, or after its diagnosis. Trisomy 8 is one of the most common cytogenetic abnormalities associated with AML. We describe three patients with AML, trisomy 8, and associated AIP and review the known literature on this association. All of our patients had major symptomatic relief when treated with leukemia-directed therapy and corticosteroids. AIP in AML may be an underdiagnosed phenomenon, particularly in patients with trisomy 8.
- Trisomy 8
- autoimmune or inflammatory phenomena