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Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Reddish skin lumps

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What is leukemia cutis?

Leukemia Cutis occurs when leukemia (a cancer of white blood cells) cells enter the skin (cutis). It is the first sign of leukemia. It presents as flesh-to red-to purple coloured bumps and can occur anywhere on the body.

Symptoms of leukemia cutis

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Skin Itching

  • Skin hardening

  • Skin problem on the chest, tummy or back

  • Reddish-brown hard lumps or bumps on the skin

  • Many lumps appearing on the skin

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for leukemia cutis

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have skin hardening?

  • Are there any skin problems on your stomach, chest, or back?

  • Do you have hard, reddish-brown skin lumps or bumps?

Treatment for leukemia cutis

Treatments for leukemia cutis include localized therapy using radiation, electron beam, surgery, light therapy, creams, or ointments to remove or reduce skin lesions.

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References

  • Kumar N, Yadav S, Reddy V, Robert F. Leukaemia cutis. Lancet. 2012 Sep 29;380(9848):1179. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60352-3. Epub 2012 Jun 15. PMID: 22704804.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60352-3/fulltext

  • Weinel S, Malone J, Jain D, Callen JP. Therapy-related leukaemia cutis: a review. Australas J Dermatol. 2008 Nov;49(4):187-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2008.00466.x. PMID: 18855778.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1440-0960.2008.00466.x

  • Wang J. Leukaemia blues - an unusual presentation of leukaemia cutis. Br J Haematol. 2021 Feb;192(4):676. doi: 10.1111/bjh.17144. Epub 2020 Nov 21. PMID: 33222165.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjh.17144

  • Mangla A, Mushtaq MU, Catchatourian R. Aleukaemic leukaemia cutis. Br J Haematol. 2015 Jul;170(1):4. doi: 10.1111/bjh.13468. Epub 2015 Apr 23. PMID: 25908054.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjh.13468

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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