Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis associated with induction chemotherapy

J Cutan Pathol. 1987 Oct;14(5):272-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0560.1987.tb00499.x.


We report three new cases of neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis associated with induction chemotherapy which resolves two major points. First, because two of our patients had testicular carcinoma; this firmly establishes that NEH is not exclusively seen in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia or Hodgkin's lymphoma as previously reported. Second, because two of our patients did not receive cytarabine which has previously been suspected of being the causative agent, it is apparent that this disorder may be produced by more than one chemotherapeutic agent or combination of agents. The histologic features with a discussion of the spectrum of changes which may be seen are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects*
  • Eccrine Glands / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / chemically induced
  • Inflammation / pathology
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neutrophils / pathology*
  • Sweat Gland Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Sweat Gland Diseases / pathology
  • Testicular Neoplasms / drug therapy