What is the prognosis of neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: Joseph C Pierson, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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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. [26] Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) 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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