January 2003

Neutrophilic Dermatosis of the Dorsal Hands: A Variant of Erythema Elevatum Diutinum?

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Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(1):102-103. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.1.102

We read with interest the article by DiCaudo and Connolly1 reporting 7 cases of neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands (NDDH). The authors' conclusion and the editorial by Cohen2 tend to merge this condition with Sweet syndrome (SS). We believe, however, that the reported features of NDDH better fit the diagnosis of erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) for the following reasons: