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August 1989

Rheumatoid Neutrophilic Dermatitis

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Drs Scherbenske, Benson, and Samlaska), and the Department of Dermatopathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Dr Lupton), Washington, DC.

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(8):1105-1108. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670200081014

• We recently examined a patient with severe rheumatoid arthritis who presented clinically with fixed urticarialike plaques. Histologic examination revealed a dense neutrophilic dermal infiltrate without associated vasculitis. On clinical and histologic grounds, this case differs from other noninfectious neutrophilic inflammatory disorders. We present a case of rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatitis and review the salient features of this unique disorder.

(Arch Dermatol. 1989;125:1105-1108)