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September 1974

Erythema Nodosum-like Lesions of Leukemia

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles; New Orleans

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles (Dr. Sumaya), and the departments of pediatrics (Dr. Babu) and pathology (Dr. Reed), Tulane University School of Medicine and Charity Hospital, New Orleans.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(3):415-418. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630090053010

A 3-year-old boy had three episodes of erythema nodosum-like lesions that were initially thought to be associated with a granulomatous process. They were later found to be due to acute granulocytic leukemia, with histologic evidence of leukemic cells in the cutaneous lesions.