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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 478--480

Neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Unit of Internal Medicine I - Hospital Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Joao Figueira Coelho
Hospital Curry Cabral, Serviço de Medicina I, Rua da Beneficência nº 8, 1069-639, Lisboa
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.44304

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Neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands, a localized form of Sweet's syndrome, was recently described, and can be associated with several diseases including infections. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection has been proposed as a possible triggering factor. The authors present a case in which the clinical and laboratory workup diagnosis only revealed positive serology for hepatitis C virus. Although a cause-effect relation could not be proved, it might be advisable to include serology for this virus in the initial evaluation of patients with neutrophilic dermatosis.


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