Rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatosis with tense blister formation: A case report and review of the literature

Yumi Fujio, Takeru Funakoshi, Kaori Nakayama, Masayuki Amagai, Manabu Ohyama

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Abstract

We report a 78-year-old woman with rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatosis (RND) presenting with tense blisters; an extremely rare manifestation of this condition. Systemic corticosteroid was of limited efficacy, while dapsone was effective. A literature review of four similar cases showed that tense blisters in this type of RND tended to appear on the lower extremities of aged, female rheumatoid arthritis patients. Of note, half of the cases were resistant to corticosteroids, as anti-neutrophil agents are reported to be effective. Accordingly, it is important to recognise this unusual manifestation for the timely initiation of appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e12-e14
JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 1

Keywords

  • blister formation
  • bullous pemphigoid
  • neutrophilic dermatosis
  • rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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