ARTHUR SAWITSKY, M.D.; DAVID BLOOM, M.D.; JAMES GERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Investigation of unusual and unexplainable aspects of leukemia may lead toward further understanding of malignant neoplasia. This is a report of three individuals with a rare and only recently recognized developmental defect, congenital telangiectatic erythema with stunted growth, who have died of acute leukemia. The data derived from their study have not been
documented previously, and their significance is uncertain.
Twenty-three cases of the rare syndrome, originally described in 1954 by Bloom, either have been reported in the scientific literature or are known personally to the authors (1-3). This syndrome is characterized by a low birth weight but otherwise generally
SAWITSKY A, BLOOM D, GERMAN J. Chromosomal Breakage and Acute Leukemia in Congenital Telangiectatic Erythema and Stunted Growth. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:487–495. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-3-487
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