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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(3), 55-56
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-3-4
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Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Significance of the Skin Test

Yavuz Yagar1, Mehmet Ali Erkurt2, Ilhami Berber2, Ilknur Nizam2, , Mustafa Koroglu2, Haci Bayram Berktas1, Engin Burak Selcuk3, Emin Kaya2 and Irfan Kuku2

1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

2Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

3Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Pub. Date: April 11, 2014

Cite this paper:
Yavuz Yagar, Mehmet Ali Erkurt, Ilhami Berber, Ilknur Nizam, Mustafa Koroglu, Haci Bayram Berktas, Engin Burak Selcuk, Emin Kaya and Irfan Kuku. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Significance of the Skin Test. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(3):55-56. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-3-4

Abstract

Granulocytic sarcoma is generally associated to acute myeloblastic leukemia, either as its first clinical manifestation, tissue expression of the disease, or initial symptom of its recurrence. Less than 1 percent of patients will present with prominent extramedullary disease (i.e., myeloid sarcoma, also called granulocytic sarcoma, myeloblastoma, or chloroma). We report the case of a young patient suffering from granulocytic sarcoma of her right ankle which is symptom of its recurrence.

Keywords:
granulocytic sarcoma dermatological symptoms ankle knee acute myeloid leukemia

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