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Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2012 Sep;28(3):175-7. doi: 10.1007/s12288-011-0113-z. Epub 2011 Oct 9.

Leukemia cutis: an unusual presentation.

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  • 1Department of Hematology, First Floor, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029 India.

Abstract

Leukemia cutis is the term used for cutaneous manifestations of leukemia, which can have varied clinical presentations. A skin biopsy can help in diagnosing such condition and differentiating it from other skin diseases. We present a case where a 45 years old man presented with diffuse papulovesicular skin lesions mimicking dessiminated herpes. Further workup revealed patient having acute myeloid leukemia (AML-M2) and skin biopsy showed infiltration by myeloblasts. With chemotherapy patient went into remission and skin lesions healed.

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Acute myeloid leukemia; Leukemia cutis; Myeloperoxidase

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