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January 1985

Distinctive Acral Erythema Occurring During Therapy for Severe Myelogenous Leukemia

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(1):102-104. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660010106031

• A distinctive acral erythema developed in four patients with myelogenous leukemia, subsequent to blood transfusions and intensive chemotherapy with cytarabine. The clinical and histopathologic features of the eruption were suggestive of a drug-induced toxic eruption. To our knowledge, only one previous similar case has been reported in the literature. For patients in whom this self-limited condition develops, reassurance should serve as the mainstay of therapy.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:102-104)