Transient blueberry muffin appearance of a newborn with congenital monoblastic leukemia

Ellis Gottesfeld, Robert A. Silverman, Peter F. Coccia, Gretta Jacobs, M. Tarif Zaim

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A full-term male infant was born with skin findings suggesting a blueberry muffin appearance. Biopsy of a cutaneous nodule was consistent with monoblastic leukemia cutis, and bone marrow examination confirmed the diagnosis of leukemia. The infant has remained well 2 years after spontaneous resolution of the cutaneous eruption. Infiltrative neoplasms should be considered along with congenital infections and hematologic disorders in the differential diagnosis of a newborn with a blueberry muffin appearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Dermatology

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