Specific cutaneous involvement in a child with monoblastic leukemia
Siham Cherkaoui, Said Benchekroun
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;17:307. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.307.2726

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Specific cutaneous involvement in a child with monoblastic leukemia

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;17:307. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.307.2726

Received: 14/04/2013 - Accepted: 03/05/2013 - Published: 22/04/2014

Key words: Monoblastic leukemia, fine needle aspiration, splenomegaly

© Siham Cherkaoui et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Siham Cherkaoui, Department of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology, hospital 20 Août1953, Ibn Rochd University hospital, Casablanca, Morocco (sihamc@gmail.com)


Specific cutaneous involvement in a child with monoblastic leukemia

 

Siham Cherkaoui1,&, Said Benchekroun1

 

1Department of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology, hospital 20 Août1953, Ibn Rochd University hospital, Casablanca, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Siham Cherkaoui, Department of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology, hospital 20 Août1953, Ibn Rochd University hospital, Casablanca, Morocco

 

 

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A 13-year-old boy, admitted with hemorrhagic syndrome and fever. Physical exam showed dermo-hypodermic nodular lesion on the whole body (figure 1), facial edema (figure 2), splenomegaly at 2 cm and angulo mandibular lymph node of 2cm. Count blood cells found white blood cell at 1360/mm3 with 94% of blasts, anemia at 8.3 g/dl and thrombocytopenia at 38000/mm3. Morphological examination of bone marrow confirmed diagnosis of acute monoblastic leukemia. Flow cytometry showed positivity of CD11c, CD13, CD33, CD34, HLA-DR. karyotype was normal. Child received chemotherapy.

Figure 1: A) Cutaneous nodules; B) Facial edema

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Monoblastic leukemia
Fine needle aspiration
Splenomegaly

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