A case of leukemia cutis presenting as histiocytoid Sweet’s syndrome
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2013
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 52, Issue 11, pages 1338–1341, November 2013
How to Cite
Zhenying, Z., Xiaoming, L., Yongjun, P. and Shixin, H. (2013), A case of leukemia cutis presenting as histiocytoid Sweet’s syndrome. International Journal of Dermatology, 52: 1338–1341. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05542.x
Conflicts of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2013
Background Leukemia cutis (LC) represents a skin infiltration by leukemic cells. Clinically, it can mimic a wide variety of dermatoses.
Methods We report a case of LC presenting with a Sweet’s syndrome-like eruption and a histiocytoid Sweet’s syndrome histologic manifestation.
Results This case may represent distinct and important cutaneous and histopathologic manifestations of LC.
Conclusions We believe that peripheral blood or bone marrow cytologic analysis is necessary in cases of LC to rule out the possibility of histiocytoid Sweet’s syndrome. Additional study is needed to further elucidate the relationship between LC and histiocytoid Sweet’s syndrome.