Unusual symptoms are seen in the leukemias and anemias of childhood. The following case differs markedly from the pictures of classic leukemia of the skin.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—B. C., a white girl, aged 2 years, whose parents were healthy, had whooping cough at the age of 1 year, after which she suffered from frequent attacks of bronchitis.
Her mother stated that shortly after birth she noticed on the back of the infant's neck two small lumps which became larger, until at 1 year of age each had attained the size of a dime. On Dec. 15, 1928, a diagnosis of nevus was made and excision was advised. The lesions were hard, freely movable, painless and flat, like buttons in the skin, and the color of a bruise. There was no palpable adenopathy, and the child appeared in good health, though everybody remarked on her "pasty" color.
SCHMIDT FR. LEUKEMIA CUTISREPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):587–590. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010597007