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The spectrum of cutaneous lesions in pediatric patients with leukemia.

Authors
  • Molina, D N
  • Sánchez, J L
  • Lugo-Somolinos, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Puerto Rico health sciences journal
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
13
Issue
4
Pages
247–249
Identifiers
PMID: 7899542
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This is a clinical study that attempts to determine the incidence and patterns of cutaneous lesions in 109 pediatric patients with leukemia. Non-specific lesions, namely, adverse reactions to chemotherapy, complications of immunosuppression, and hemorrhagic diathesis were seen in 88.7% of those patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia and in 88.9% of patients with acute non-lymphocytic leukemia. Leukemia cutis was seen in three patients with acute non-lymphocytic leukemia, and in one patient with congenital leukemia. It seems that although skin complications are a frequent event in the course of childhood leukemia, leukemic infiltration of the skin a is rare event.

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