Leukemia cutis resembling a flare-up of psoriasis


Autoria(s): Ferreira, M.; Caetano, M.; Amorim, I.; Selores, M.
Data(s)

23/08/2011

23/08/2011

2006

Resumo

Abstract Leukemia cutis represents a skin infiltration by leukemic cells. Clinically it can mimic a wide variety of dermatoses. We describe the case of a 64-year-old man with psoriasis who presented with a 4-day history of erythematous, slightly scaly, asymptomatic plaques distributed on the trunk and upper-extremities, and associated asthenia, myalgias, and anorexia. A skin biopsy revealed a leukemic infiltrate. Studies of peripheral blood and bone marrow provided a diagnosis of acute monocytic leukemia. This case report shows the importance of the clinical suspicion for the diagnosis of leukemia.

Identificador

Dermatology Online Journal 12 (3): 13

1087-2108

http://hdl.handle.net/10400.16/819

Idioma(s)

eng

Publicador

University of California, Davis

Relação

http://dermatology.cdlib.org/123/case_reports/leukemia/ferriera.html

Direitos

openAccess

Tipo

article