Leukemia cutis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia presenting as bilateral helical nodulesSAGE Open Medical Case Reports (2016)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common adult leukemia worldwide, is considered an indolent but incurable non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Leukemia cutis is an uncommon manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We present a case of an adult patient who presented with skin lesion of bilateral ears, which led to the diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We also reviewed the cases of auricular involvement in chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients reported in the literature. Local treatment is indicated in case of leukemia cutis; however, systemic treatment is recommended when there are systemic signs and symptoms. Better awareness of disease evolution and prompt diagnosis of this leukemia cutis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia will improve the effectiveness and outcome of its management.
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia,
- leukemia cutis,
- ear involvement
Publication DateWinter December 1, 2016
Citation InformationMohamed Alsharedi. "Leukemia cutis in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia presenting as bilateral helical nodules" SAGE Open Medical Case Reports (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mohamed-alsharedi/6/