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Rheumatoid Neutrophilic Dermatitis
Chuen-Lin Liu, Hon-Ru Yu, Ming-Tuo Chuan
Dermatol Sinica 17: 236-241, 1999

Rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatitis (RND) is a very rare cutaneous manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A 31-year-old woman with severe seropositive RA presented with infiltrated, skin-colored (fixed urticaria-like) and erythematous papules and plaques on her trunk and extremities for more than one month. Histologic examination revealed a dense neutrophilic dermal infiltrate without associated vasculitis. A diagnosis of RND was made, which can be differentiated from other neutrophilic inflammatory diseases on clinical and histologic grounds. The skin lesions subsided after treatments with dapsone (200mg per day) and a potent topical steroid. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of RND in Taiwan.

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