Genital Infection as a First Sign of Acute Myeloid LeukemiaOiso N.a · Rai S.b · Kawara S.a · Tatsumi Y.b · Kawada A.a
Departments of aDermatology, and bHematology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Japan
Department of Dermatology
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Fournier’s gangrene is a life-threatening disorder caused by aerobic and anaerobic bacterial infection. We report a case of genital infection as the initial warning sign of acute myeloid leukemia. We were able to prevent progression to Fournier’s gangrene in our patient by immediate intensive therapy with incision, blood transfusions and intravenous administration of antibiotics. This case suggests that hematologists and dermatologists should keep in mind that genital infection can be a first sign of hematologic malignancy.
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