Flushing of skin in carcinoid syndrome: case report
The present case has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

A 72‐year‐old man was referred for diarrhoea and a well‐limited migratory macular erythema. This occurred over the upper part of the body and induced a burning sensation, lasting 4 h and relapsing after meals. The pictures were taken 2 h apart during one episode (a, b).

Investigations found liver and peritoneal metastases, related to a well‐differentiated neuroendocrine gastric tumour. Somatostatin analogues induced complete clinical relief.

Flush features in carcinoid syndrome are dependent on the anatomical location of a neuroendocrine tumour; gastric carcinoid tumours cause a pruritic reddish‐brown flush over the entire body and last for minutes to hours.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjd.16605
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