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Two Haematologic Malignancy Cases Mimicking Cellulitis

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Author(s): Doğan Barış Öztürk | Yunus Gürbüz | Ferit Kuşcu | Emin Ediz Tütüncü | Fatma Aybala Altay | İrfan Şencan

Journal: Klimik Journal
ISSN 1301-143X

Volume: 22;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Cellulitis | leukemia | lymphoma | skin involvement.

ABSTRACT
Cellulitis is a common infectious disease in the community which can successfully be treated with appropriate antibiotics. Skin involvement of haematologic malignancies should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who do not respond to antimicrobial therapy. Here we report two patients diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and diffuse large B cell lymphoma initially presenting as cellulitis.
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