Leukemia cutis: an unusual rash in a child

Sambasivan, Aarathi; Keely, Kathryn; Mandel, Karen; Johnston, Donna L.
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 2, p171
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a four-year-old girl presented who visited a physician due to a rash of sudden onset consisting of erythematous macules on her both cheeks. It mentions that skin biopsy test revealed leukemic blast cells. It informs that induction chemotherapy was given to the patient which has resolved the rashes without scarring and residual pigmentation. It reports that acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common leukemia of childhood.


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