John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Necrolytic migratory erythema without glucagonoma associated with hepatitis B Volume 15, numéro 1, January-February 2005

Department of Dermatology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Mibu, Tochigi 321-0293, Japan Fax : (+81) 282 86 3470.
  • Mots-clés : necrolytic migratory erythema, hepatitis B, zinc deficiency
  • Page(s) : 49-51
  • Année de parution : 2005

We report a case of necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) without glucagonoma associated with hepatitis B. Although the most common cause of NME is a glucagon-secreting α-islet cell tumor of the pancreas, a dermatitis clinically and histologicaly identical to NME has been described in patients without glucagonoma. Impairment of hepatic dysfunction has been identified in the majority of them. However, NME associated with hepatitis B has never been reported in the literature. NME belongs to the family of necrolytic erythemas that share similar clinical and histologic findings. The terms used to describe NME and related conditions in the medical literature are confused. We added some discussion on the terminology of this disease.