Which white blood cell disorder is characterized by the presence of the Philadelphia chromosome in 90% of cases?
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
- acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
- multiple myeloma
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) - (Philadelphia CreaM cheese)
Philadelphia Chromosome occurs in CML. ALL occurs in children. AML is associated with Auer rods. Multiple myeloma has Bence-Jones protein. CLL has no clear distinguishing feature except increased lymphocytes.