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September 1973

Leukemia Cutis Masquerading as Guttate Psoriasis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Drs. Berger and Gross), and the Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia (Drs. Daniels and Lankton).

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(3):416-418. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620240066020

A 57-year-old white man clinically had acute guttate psoriasis and increasing weakness. However, histopathologic review of the skin biopsy specimen and bone marrow aspiration revealed leukemia cutis and acute myelomonocytic leukemia, respectively. To our knowledge, the clinical presentation of leukemia cutis as guttate psoriasis has not been previously reported. Other cutaneous manifestations of acute monocytic leukemia are reviewed.

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