Although lesions of the skin are not uncommon in cases of leukemia, according to the literature, the type characterized by a universal exfoliating erythroderma is distinctly rare. This fact seems to justify the report of the following case in which the condition was exhibited.
REPORT OF A CASE
W. L. H., an American widower, aged 53, a carpenter, was first seen on April 16, 1925, with the present illness which had begun fifteen months before as a rash on the body, especially on the chest. It disappeared in a short time, but broke out again on the chest about five months previously and had since spread to the rest of body and extremities; during the last week the face and scalp were involved. The eruption was now universal. Swelling of both groins had been noticed coincident with the rash. Severe itching occurred although it varied somewhat in intensity. Constitutional
BOARDMAN WP. LYMPHATIC LEUKEMIA OF THE SKIN WITH UNIVERSAL EXFOLIATING ERYTHRODERMA. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(1):86–96. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380130089007
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