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Summer 2010, Vol. 18 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2010) 18, 91-96

Case Report

Leukaemia cutis in a patient first presented with chronic plaque psoriasis

SC Ng 吳順展, TS Cheng 鄭天錫, KK Jong 莊國坤

A 56-year-old gentleman initially presented with chronic plaque psoriasis with partial response to topical treatment subsequently developed atypical cutaneous lesions over the thighs, which were atypical for psoriasis. Alternative diagnosis was suspected. Skin biopsy and further investigations established the diagnosis of leukaemia cutis and the underlying asymptomatic acute leukaemia. Clinical features of leukaemia cutis, its incidence, treatment and prognosis were discussed.