Published: 11 October 2022
Author(s): Konstantinos Liapis, Zoe Bezirgiannidou, Ioannis Kotsianidis
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

An 80-year-old Greek woman presented to our clinic with fatigue and new-onset skin lesions around her neck, enlarging and multiplying over the previous 6 weeks. The lesions were asymptomatic but had been causing the patient considerable embarrassment. She had no fever, chills, night sweats or weight loss. Six months earlier, she had required treatment with corticosteroids and rituximab (375 mg/m2 of body-surface area per week for 4 weeks) for severe thrombocytopenia associated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (Evans’ syndrome).


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