Other Skin Manifestations

Leukemia cutis usually presents as itchy papules or nodules that may be single or multiple.2 Skin biopsy demonstrates myeloblasts. Numerical abnormalities of chromosome 8 may be more common in patients with leukemia cutis.15 There is also a trend toward a shorter remission duration in patients with leukemia cutis.15

Unlike myeloid sarcomas and leukemia cutis, Sweet syndrome involves a benign dermal infiltration by neutrophils.2 Sweet syndrome occurs most commonly in advanced myelodysplastic syndrome and AML, and is characterized by fevers and painful red raised lesions.2 This syndrome responds well to steroids.416

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