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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

A case of acute myeloid leukemia with leukemia cutis

Medical College, Taibah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Albalawi
Medical College, Taibah University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Leukemia cutis is a well-known, although rare, skin manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The presence of leukemia cutis carries a poor prognosis for patients with AML. I report the case of a patient with AML with normal cytogenetic risk factors and leukemia cutis. Despite a normal cytogenetic profile, that patient displayed Flt-3 abnormality, which was detected by molecular techniques. The presence of this molecular abnormality is considered to be an unfavorable factor.

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