Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis Treatment & Management

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: Joseph C Pierson, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Many neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) patients are asymptomatic and do not require therapy for the self-limited eruption. Some patients may seek relief of pain and/or fever, and various conservative measures, including contact cooling, have been used to reduce discomfort. [37]

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Consultations

The patient's primary care provider should be informed of the possible implications of this rare disorder. If the patient has been previously diagnosed with a malignancy, the treating hematologist or oncologist should be notified.

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Prevention

Dapsone has been used in the prevention of recurrent neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH). [26]

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Long-Term Monitoring

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

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