Genital ulcer development in patients with acute promyelocytic leukaemia treated with all-trans retinoic acid: A case series

Mohammed Al Huneini, Fauzia Wasim, Khalil Al Farsi, Murtadha Al-Khabori, Salam A. Al Kindi

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We report here four cases of genital ulcers that developed after the administration of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Between October 2007 and March 2010, three males and one female (age range 19-35 years) were identified to have genital ulcers after being prescribed all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) as a part of chemotherapy for APL. This is the first series of cases describing genital ulcers, as a unique and rare complication of ATRA used for treatment of APL in these patients, with no other cause identified. Following temporary cessation of ATRA for a few days in these three cases, improvement of the ulcers was noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Acute promyelocytic leukaemia
  • All-trans retinoic acid
  • ATRA
  • Fever
  • Scrotal ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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