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Dermatology pp 1102-1106 | Cite as

Cutaneous Leukemias

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Gerd Plewig
  • Helmut H. Wolff
  • Richard K. Winkelmann

Abstract

Leukemias or leukoses are diseases involving systemic and progressive irreversible multiplication of the white blood cells in the bone marrow and in the lymphatic or equivalent tissues. A distinction is drawn between leukemic and aleukemic leukoses on the basis of whether this histological process does or does not involve the cells disseminating in the blood. As the pathological cell proliferation may affect only the lymphatic system or only the myeloid hemopoietic system, one can divide the individual forms of leukemia into lymphatic leukemias (lymphadenoses), and myeloid leukemias (myeloses). The lymphatic leukemias can be considered as forms of expression of malignant lymphomas.

Synonym

Myelosis cutis circumscripta monocytica Myelosis cutis circumscripta basophilica Myelosis cutis circumscripta eosinophilica Hypereosinophilic syndrome with specific skin symptoms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 2
  • Helmut H. Wolff
    • 3
  • Richard K. Winkelmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Hautklinik der Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Klinik für Dermatologie und VenerologieMedizinischen Universität zu LübeckLübeck 1Federal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Dermatology — Dermatopathology, Mayo ClinicMayo Medical SchoolRochesterUSA

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