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Images in Neurology
August 2015

Leukemic Polyradiculopathy Due to Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 2Department of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA Neurol. 2015;72(8):938-939. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.0830

A blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematologic, malignant neoplasm that characteristically presents with violaceous cutaneous lesions and involves bone marrow. Complications of the disease that affect the central nervous system have been described,1,2 but, to our knowledge, there have been no reports of complications affecting more peripheral structures.

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