Here we present the case of a patient affected with a unique association of Sweet's syndrome, idiopathic myelofibrosis, spindle-cell thymoma, myasthenia gravis and Good's syndrome (a rare form of thymoma-related, combined immunodeficiency presenting with recurrent respiratory infections). Conventional therapies (corticosteroids, colchicine, DDS, dofazimine) were ineffective or were contraindicated. Treatment with etretinate (50 mg/day) proved effective on skin lesions. Moreover, the patient's general condition unexpectedly improved, with long-lasting (11 months) suppression of respiratory infections and a slight but consistent improvement of hematological parameters such as Hct, MCV, Hb level, RBC, WBC and lymphocyte absolute counts.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- Sweet's syndrome
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