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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 261-263

Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis in a patient of acute myeloid leukemia on chemotherapy with cytarabine

Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Ram H Malkani
Jaslok Hospital, Room No. 200, Dr. G Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai - 400 026, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ccij.ccij_59_17

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Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is a dermatosis affecting the eccrine glands in particular characterized by acute, self-limited, inflammatory papules and plaques and has been commonly described in patients with cancer – particularly acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – who are on chemotherapy. We present the case of a febrile neutropenic patient receiving chemotherapy for AML and presented with well-defined erythematous macules and papule suggestive of NEH. This report emphasizes the necessity of a prompt diagnosis in order to prevent the use of multiple antibiotics and inadvertent use of other drugs as it is a self-limiting condition.

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