Myeloid leukemia cutis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome: a crucial dermatological diagnosis.

@article{Patel2012MyeloidLC,
  title={Myeloid leukemia cutis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome: a crucial dermatological diagnosis.},
  author={Laju M Patel and Amin Maghari and Robert A. Schwartz and Rajendra Kapila and Aaron Joseph Morgan and Wm Clark Lambert},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          383-8
        }
}
Cutaneous involvement by myeloid leukemic cells is an unusual phenomenon. Clinical manifestations vary from erythematous papules to plum-colored plaques and nodules that may become purpuric and ulcerate. The definitive diagnosis of myeloid leukemia cutis requires the analysis of biopsy specimens using immunohistochemical staining to determine the expression of selective cell surface markers. We will review myeloid leukemia when first evident in the skin, particularly in the setting of… CONTINUE READING
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