Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
Users online: 3333 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
    Next article
    Previous article
    Table of Contents

    Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
    Citation Manager
    Access Statistics
    Reader Comments
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded1126    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 10    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109--111

Aleukemic leukemia cutis

Department of Dermatology, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, Kalwa, Thane - 400605, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishwanath Vishalakshi
102, Eden-2, Hiranandani Estate, Patlipada, Off Ghodbandar Road, Thane (W) - 400 607
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.31897

Rights and Permissions

Aleukemic leukemia cutis has always been a dermatological curiosity. It is a rare condition characterized by the infiltration of skin by leukemic cells before their appearance in the peripheral blood or bone marrow. A 20 year old man had presented with nodular swelling on the scalp of 6 months duration along with cervical lymphadenopathy. Biopsy and immunohistochemistry revealed myeloid sarcoma. The initial presentation was aleukemic and repeated peripheral blood counts and marrow examinations were normal. However, the outcome was fatal within 3 months of diagnosis of cutaneous lesions.


Print this article     Email this article

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow