Leukemia cutis

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Leukemia cutis

Leukemia cutis is the infiltration of neoplastic leukocytes or their precursors into the skin resulting in clinically identifiable cutaneous lesions.[1] This condition may be contrasted with leukemids, which are skin lesions that occur with leukemia, but which are not related to leukemic cell infiltration.[1][2] Leukemia cutis can occur in most forms of leukemia, including chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and prolymphocytic leukemia.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James, William Daniel; Berger, Timothy G.; Elston, Dirk M. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. pp. 744–5. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1892. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  3. Leukemia Cutis at eMedicine

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