Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2016. 1(1):1-3.

A 53-Year-Old Woman with Persistent Erythroderma and Dyspnea
Maryam Edalatifard, Roghayeh Marandi, Mohammad Afzalimoghaddam, Nasim Khajavirad


A 53-year-old obese woman with history of obsessive compulsive disorder was referred to the general internal medicine clinic because of erythroderma and progressive dyspnea. Tapering psychiatric drugs and administering corticosteroids did not help her. A mild exudative pleural effusion and solid/cystic large ovarian masses were found in work-ups. The pathology of the masses was indicative of high-grade serous adenocarcinoma of ovaries. Five months after surgery and chemotherapies, her erythroderma resolved, confirming the diagnosis of paraneoplasric erythroderma due to ovarian cancer.


Ovarian cancer; Erythroderma; Paraneoplastic syndrome

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