Recurrent neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis in an HIV-1-infected patient

Dermatology. 2000;200(4):328-30. doi: 10.1159/000018398.


Most cases of neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis (NEH) have been reported in patients receiving chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia or other malignant diseases. We report the case of an HIV-1-infected patient who presented several and strikingly similar episodes of NEH without any medication as well as another one after the first course of chemotherapy for a B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This case strengthens the hypothesis that NEH may occur in different situations, as reported for other neutrophilic dermatoses.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • HIV-1*
  • Hidradenitis / complications
  • Hidradenitis / pathology*
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence