CHRONIC LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED BY PRIMARY CUTANEOUS LESION

  • AMIN DANANDEH MEHR Department of Hematology and Oncology, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran.
  • YOUSEF ROOSTA Department of Internal Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
  • ZAHRA MASHHADI Faculty of Medicine, Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.

Abstract

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a malignant, low-grade, monoclonal disorder characterized by the accumulation of lymphocytes with variable clinical features. Cutaneous manifestations or leukemia cutis are non-specific, uncommon presentations of CLL and can present in many different ways. In this case report, we discuss a 76-year-old male who presented with skin lesions of the lower limbs and severe itching. Due to the lack of response to the treatment with topical corticosteroids, initial tests were carried out. Complete blood count results indicated lymphocytosis. Eventually Ultimately, the skin lesions led to the diagnosis of CLL. The patient was treated with bendamustine-rituximab (BR). After receiving the treatment, all cutaneous manifestations and generalized itching disappeared. This case highlights the importance of comparing similar cases of CLL presented with dermatological conditions in order to to understand proper management and practice.

Keywords: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Skin lesions, Lymphocytic vasculitis, Leukemia cutis

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MEHR, A. D., ROOSTA, Y., & MASHHADI, Z. (2021). CHRONIC LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED BY PRIMARY CUTANEOUS LESION. Innovare Journal of Medical Sciences, 9(3), 4-6. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijms.2021.v9i3.41102
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