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March 1964


Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(3):491-495. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590270177044

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Leukemic Infiltration of the Skin, Tinea Cruris. Presented by Dr. H. A. Luscombe and Dr. G. Carnabuci.  The patient is a 54-year-old white man, chronically ill and anemic, born in Sicily. A son, a brother, and sister have thalassemia minor.The patient was hospitalized for observation at Olney Hospital in May of 1962. He developed small bruises over the left inner thigh in November of 1962, which became infiltrative and rapidly spread to involve the groin, abdomen, chest, back, and neck. Many have coalesced over the lower extremities, and others have regressed with therapy.There are 1-2 cm dusky, red, infiltrative lesions about the neck, chest, shoulders, back, groin, and lower extremities; scaly, well marginated lesions with slightly vesicular border over the right side of the groin and buttocks.

Medical Data.—  Scleral icterus (?) bilateral, axillary node enlargement; abdomen-spleen, two fingers below left costal margin; liver, three fingers

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