[Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis in a healthy patient]

A Morice, K Penven, F Comoz, B Cribier, A Dompmartin, D Leroy
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie 2005, 132 (8-9 Pt 1): 686-8

BACKGROUND: Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis occurs mostly in patients receiving chemotherapy for acute myeloblastic leukemia, rarely in healthy patients. Histopathologic pattern is characteristic and includes selective necrosis of the eccrine glands with a local neutrophilic infiltrate.

CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 41 year-old woman with no medical past-history who developed during 2 years successive papulous skin eruptions. The latter always resolved spontaneously. Skin biopsy led to the diagnosis showing typical features of neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis.

DISCUSSION: Our case is original because the neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis had occurred in a healthy woman. Neither malignant hematologic disease nor visceral cancer was disclosed in this patient in the following 31 months.

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