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Published: February 2010

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Genital Infection as a First Sign of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Oiso N.a · Rai S.b · Kawara S.a · Tatsumi Y.b · Kawada A.a

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Departments of aDermatology, and bHematology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Japan

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Naoki Oiso

Department of Dermatology

Kinki University School of Medicine, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi

Osaka-Sayama, Osaka 589-8511 (Japan)

Tel. +81 721 29 1121, Fax +81 721 28 3550, E-Mail naoiso@med.kindai.ac.jp

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Abstract

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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Abstract of Published: February 2010

Published online: February 06, 2010
Issue release date: January – April

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 1


eISSN: 1662-6567 (Online)

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