Leukemia cutis amidst a psoriatic flare: A case report

Autumn M. Starnes, Douglas R. Kast*, Kurt Lu, Kord Honda

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Leukemia Cutis (LC) has many clinical morphologies that present a diagnostic challenge. This case report of a 58-year-old man experiencing a flare of psoriasis elucidates the need for clinical suspicion when a history of leukemia is present. A skin biopsy revealed histopathologic findings of psoriasis and an infiltrate of mononuclear cells consistent with LC. Upon review of the literature, 2 additional cases were reported of concurrent psoriasis and LC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Concurrent psoriasis and leukemia cutis
  • leukemia cutis
  • psoriasis
  • psoriatic flare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dermatology

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