Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma in a case of ichthyosis follicularis, alopecia, and photophobia syndrome with chronic myeloid leukemia on long-term hydroxyurea: A rare presentation

P. Uday Kumar, Singh Anshul, S. Anusha Reddy, M. S. Vidyasgar, H. Y. Prahlad

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We report a case of a patient in his early 30s who presented with an ulceroproliferative growth over the left buccal mucosa; he was also on treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia in blast crisis on hydroxyurea and a known case of ichthyosis follicularis, alopecia, and photophobia syndrome. Although a working diagnosis of chloroma/hydroxyurea-induced erosive lichen planus was suspected, the histopathological examination of the lesion was suggestive of squamous cell carcinoma. He was subsequently planned for palliative radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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