DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia [DOID:0050458]

Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a serious chronic leukemia (cancer of the blood) that affects children mostly aged 4 and younger. The average age of patients at diagnosis is 2 years old. The World Health Organization has included JMML in the category of Myelodysplastic and Myeloproliferative disorders. The name JMML now encompasses all diagnoses formerly referred to as Juvenile Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (JCML), Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia of Infancy, and Infantile Monosomy 7 Syndrome.

Synonyms:  juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia,  DOID:0050458