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Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis Follow-up

  • Author: Joseph C Pierson, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
 
Updated: Oct 13, 2015
 

Further Outpatient Care

Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is typically a self-limited eruption. Continue symptomatic care as needed.

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Prognosis

Many patients experience recurrent symptoms with subsequent courses of chemotherapy. One patient avoided painful recurrences with prophylactic dapsone. Possible hematologic toxicity with dapsone in the setting of chemotherapy regimens is a concern.[30]  Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis is typically a self-limited process. It does not appear to portend a worse prognosis for the underlying malignancy when occurring in that setting.

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Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Joseph C Pierson, MD Dermatology Residency Program Director, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Joseph C Pierson, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Association of Professors of Dermatology, New England Dermatological Society, American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Christine C Tam, MD Managing Member, Certified Dermatologists

Christine C Tam, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Michael J Wells, MD, FAAD Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine

Michael J Wells, MD, FAAD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Warren R Heymann, MD Head, Division of Dermatology, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Warren R Heymann, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Society for Investigative Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Dirk M Elston, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH Professor and Head of Dermatology, Professor of Pathology, Pediatrics, Medicine, and Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Visiting Professor, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration

Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, New York Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Physicians, Sigma Xi

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Courtesy of Jeffrey P. Callen, MD.
Neutrophilic infiltrate on hematoxylin and eosin stain (100X). Courtesy of Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, and Vilma Fabre, MD.
 
 
 
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