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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, Index to Dental Literature, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0926-4970

Online ISSN 1827-174X


Minerva Stomatologica 2005 March;54(3):161-4


Systemic B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia first presenting as a cutaneous infiltrate arising at the site of a herpes simplex scar

Kakagia D., Tamiolakis D., Lambropoulou M., Kakagia A., Grekou A., Papadopoulos N.

Cutaneous infection by Herpes virus (simplex or zoster) is a common non-specific skin manifestation in patients affected by B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) or other malignant lymphomas and is attributed to the patients' immunodeficiency. Persistent or shortly recurrent lesions, however, may represent specific cutaneous infiltrates of systemic B-CLL of several months' duration. The occurrence of these lesions as first manifestation of B-CLL is rare and previously reported only on herpes zoster scars. A case of a 63-year-old male patient with cutaneous B-CLL infiltrate of the right oral commissure at the site of herpes simplex scar as first sign of the disease is herein reported.

language: English


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