Histologically proven leukemia cutis carries a poor prognosis in acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

@article{Shaikh1987HistologicallyPL,
  title={Histologically proven leukemia cutis carries a poor prognosis in acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={B S Shaikh and Eckart Frantz and Donald P. Lookingbill},
  journal={Cutis},
  year={1987},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={57-60}
}
A retrospective study of fifty-eight patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia was undertaken to determine the incidence of leukemia cutis and whether skin involvement serves as a prognostic indicator. A clinical diagnosis of leukemia cutis was made in eleven patients (19 percent), and five patients (8.6 percent) had biopsy-confirmed skin involvement. Patients with biopsy-proven leukemia cutis had a median postdiagnosis survival of only 12.5 weeks compared with fifty weeks for the group… CONTINUE READING

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