Revista Paulista de Pediatria
versão impressa ISSN 0103-0582
SILVA, Karina et al. Oral and genital ulcerations as the initial manifestation of leukemia in a child. Rev. paul. pediatr. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.1, pp. 84-87. ISSN 0103-0582. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-05822008000100014.
OBJECTIVE: Increase awareness among pediatricians about the presence of aphtous oral lesions and genital ulcers as an initial manifestation of leukemia. CASE DESCRIPTION: A ten-year-old girl, who presented oral and genital ulcers, with a diagnostic hypothesis of Behcet disease. Due to persistent leucopenia, myelograms were performed and, initially, suggested a myelodysplastic syndrome, which progressed to an acute myeloid leukemia. COMMENTS: The authors would like to alert about the rarity of this association and the absence of similar reported cases in the pediatric literature.
Palavras-chave : Behcet syndrome; leukemia; myeloid; child.