A 53-Year-Old Woman with Persistent Erythroderma and Dyspnea

  • Maryam Edalatifard Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Roghayeh Marandi Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Afzalimoghaddam Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nasim Khajavirad Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Ovarian cancer, Erythroderma, Paraneoplastic syndrome

Abstract

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.

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Published
2016-01-20
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Edalatifard M, Marandi R, Afzalimoghaddam M, Khajavirad N. A 53-Year-Old Woman with Persistent Erythroderma and Dyspnea. CRCP. 1(1):1-.
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