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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-267

Extensive cutaneous manifestations: Presenting feature of chronic myelocytic leukemia in second blast crisis

Department Medical Oncology, IRCH, AIIMS. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

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Manish Singhal
Senior Resident, Department of Medical Oncology, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110029
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.70682

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Leukemia cutis is the infiltration of neoplastic leukocytes or their precursors into the epidermis, the dermis, or the subcutis, resulting in clinically identifiable cutaneous lesions. We describe a case of CML who presented with extensive cutaneous manifestations at the time of second blast crisis with multiple subcutaneous skin nodules over the face and trunk with extensive violaceous papules and plaques over all four limbs and the trunk, with scalp showing extensive crusting and scaling with foul smelling discharge.

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