WASHINGTON, D.C.—Often, no clear explanation exists in neutrophilic dermatosis cases that links a patient’s skin disorder with an internal condition, expert Joseph Jorizzo, MD, professor, founder and former chair of the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and professor of clinical dermatology at Wevascularill Cornell Medical College in New York, told attendees in the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting session titled, Neutrophilic Dermatoses.
Neutrophilic Vascular Reactions
“One of the things I want to really highlight,” Dr. Jorizzo said, “is the difference between the kind of dermatoses where a clinical pathologic diagnosis ties together the patient’s internal complaints and their cutaneous findings, such as sarcoidosis or lupus or dermatomyositis, and focus on a prime category of reactive dermatoses.”
About half of patients in the “reactive” category will have no underlying disease, he said. The others may have a process that is caused by a reaction to a rheumatologic, gastroenterologic or myelodysplastic condition, or some other disorder.
“So [reactive diseases] require even more teamwork among colleagues than do the other diseases, where you just walk in, and the skin and inside is all together,” Dr. Jorizzo said.| | | Next → | Single Page