Along the same line, leukemia causes a dysfunction of the platelets, which are very important for the normal healing function. Thus, healing might become stagnant, and small lesions in the skin and mucosa take very long to become closed. Slow healing might become a big problem for patients with other diseases, especially diabetes, and diabetic foot.
In many cases, this might be the first symptom that leads to the diagnosis of the disease, and when it is very severe, it might require hospitalization. It all depends on your blood parameters and the rest of the symptoms you’re having.