Annals of Hematology

, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp 787–788 | Cite as

Giant cellulitis-like Sweet syndrome as an initial clinical presentation of acute myeloblastic leukemia with t(6;9)(p23;q34): DEK-CAN and internal duplications of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3

  • Shuhei OkuyamaEmail author
  • Toshiya Nito
  • Naoki Yanagawa
  • Katsushi Tajima
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

A 56-year-old female farmer knocked her right knee against the ground and suffered from stinging pain, while she was working in a rice field. The next day, she developed a painful erythematous eruption on the right knee. She consulted a dermatologist and was diagnosed with cellulitis, and was treated with flomoxef antibiotic orally. However, on the following day, the right knee was still painfully inflamed, and she was transferred to a local hospital. On admission, she presented with an extensive cellulitis-like eruption on the right leg and mild fever. She had a history of sub-total gastrectomy, due to gastric cancer without chemotherapy 19 years ago. Her laboratory findings and clinical course are described in Fig.  1. A computed tomography or magnetic resonance image showed subcutaneous to fascia lesions without fluid formation and mild edematous swelling with multiple thrombophlebitis in the right leg. Intensive treatments, including administrations of meropenem,...


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This work was supported by a grant-in-aid for scientific research, KAKENHI Grant Number 80292423 (K. Tajima), from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HematologyYamagata Prefectural Central HospitalYamagataJapan
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsYamagata Prefectural Central HospitalYamagataJapan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyYamagata Prefectural Central HospitalYamagataJapan

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