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    Are bruises on the shin associated with leukemia?

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Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 in Blood Disorders
Question: can 3 bruises on the shin be the only sign of leukemia
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello, they can be.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the query.

So in early disease, there can be a minimal sign like small bruises and petechiae which represent either coagulopathy or low platelet count associated with leukemia. Fever, XXXXXXX bleeding, any enlarged nodes may or may not be there. However, this should be very uncommon.

Although, more common causes include local trauma, and infection.

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