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Intern Med J. 2012 Dec;42(12):1355-8. doi: 10.1111/imj.12000.

Leukaemia cutis in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia following varicella zoster virus reactivation.

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Department of Clinical Haematology, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3181, Australia. greghapgood@hotmail.com

Abstract

We report a case of a 75-year-old male with indolent chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) for 8 years, who presented with a 6-month history of a painful, zosteriform eruption in a T3-4 distribution that evolved into an unusual crop of papular nodules. Upon biopsy and immunostaining of these lesions CLL was proven consistent with leukaemia cutis related to varicella-zoster virus reactivation. In the absence of other treatment indices, he was commenced on chlorambucil with successful resolution of both his pain and the lesions.

PMID:
23253001
DOI:
10.1111/imj.12000
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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