Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis: Report of two cases

H. Kanzaki, T. Oono, E. Makino, J. Arata, M. Oda, A. Akazai

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Background: Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) is an uncommon, self-limited dermatosis usually attributed to anti-cancer chemotherapy. It is characterized histologically by necrosis of the eccrine gland and neutrophilic infiltrate. Observations: We saw NEH in a 5-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a 4-year-old girl with acute monocytic leukemia. NEH developed after the anti-leukemic chemotherapy including high dose cytarabine. The eruption was composed of vesicles, papules, and plaques. Conclusions: Histological findings were compatible with those described in the literature. NEH in our two patients could be attributed to high doses of cytarabine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Cytarabine
  • Leukemia
  • Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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