Cutaneous vasculitis as a presenting manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia

Authors


: Professor G Narsimulu, Prof and Head, Department of Rheumatology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad 500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India. Email: narsimulunims@hotmail.com

Abstract

One of the rare causes of secondary vasculitides is malignancy. Hematological malignancies produce secondary vasculitis more frequently than solid malignancies. Here in we report a case of acute myeloid leukemia presenting with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis. This case highlights the importance of looking for underlying malignancies, especially leukemias in patients presenting with features of systemic vasculitides.

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