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Spring 2015, Vol. 23 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2015) 23, 25-27

Case Report

A purpuric variant of acute graft versus host disease


SS Yang楊時耀, SH Tan陳思樺, DCW Aw胡政偉


We report a case of acute graft versus host disease (GvHD) in a 31-year-old Indonesian woman diagnosed with acute myelomonocytic leukaemia. She presented with a purpuric eruption of haemorrhagic maculopapules over both palms. This case is unusual in that this is a purpuric form of GvHD that is not commonly seen. It is also an important clinical vignette that reminds clinicians to interpret examination findings in the appropriate clinical context, where initial considerations of pompholyx and eczema should also include GvHD, leukaemia cutis and engraftment syndrome.


Keywords: Graft vs host disease, purpura

關鍵詞: 移植物抗宿主病、血性丘疹