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A 65-year-old female asked:

At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy ?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 45 years experience
Manifestation: This can be skin manifestation of the leukemia. See your dermatologist.
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Dr. Weili Sun
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Depends: Unlike solid tumor, there is differet stage, leukemia is usually disseminated disease at diagnosis. For someone without history of leukemia, rash usually is not caused by leukemia (although occasionally leukemia can present this way). For someone with confirmed diagnosis of leukemia, rash could be symptoms of leukemia, or infection, or medication reaction. Check with your oncologist.
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Last updated Jul 25, 2017

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