Sweet syndrome

An uncommon self-limited (5–12 weeks) condition characterised by single or multiple erythematous papules and plaques ± accompanied by pustules; it is more common in females; in males, it is associated with cancer including lymphoma, leukaemia, solid tumours and myeloproliferative disorders; it is also associated with ulcerative colitis, monoclonal gammopathies, rheumatoid arthritis, erythema nodosum, Sjögren syndrome, lupus erythematosus, vaccinations and various infections
Management Systemic steroids

Sweet syndrome

Febrile neutrophilic dermatosis A rare condition characterized by fever, neutrophilia, and erythematous non-ulcerating papules on the face, neck, upper thorax, extremities

Sweet syndrome

(swēt)
[R. D. Sweet, contemporary Brit. physician]
A febrile illness with raised painful plaques on the limbs, face, and neck; neutrophilic leukocytosis; and dense neutrophilic infiltrates in the skin lesions. It responds promptly to treatment with glucocorticoids. Although the cause is unknown, the condition is often associated with the administration of drugs (such as hydralazine or sulfa drugs) and occasionally is found in persons with connective tissue diseases, hematological malignancies, or inflammatory bowel disease.

Sweet,

Robert Douglas, 20th century English dermatologist.
Sweet disease - Synonym(s): acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis; Sweet syndrome
Sweet syndrome - Synonym(s): Sweet disease
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Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is a disorder of unknown etiology.
Sweet syndrome has been associated with autoimmune processes, malignancies, infections, drug reactions, and gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease.
1-4) Nocardiosis, specifically, has been reported in the literature in patients receiving infliximab for conditions such as Crohn's disease, psoriasis, Sweet syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.
We present three patients with the Sweet syndrome associated with hematopoietic neoplasms.
A biopsy of one of the erythematous nodules was considered to be consistent with Sweet syndrome.
Background and Design: Sweet syndrome is an inflammatory disease characterized by the abrupt onset of pain, red papules and plaques, fever, neutrophilic leukocytosis, and dermal neutrophilic infiltrate.
Materials and Methods: All patients diagnosed with Sweet syndrome in our clinic between 2005 and 2011 were included in the study.
The most frequent disorder included is palmoplantar pustulosis, (4) followed by acne conglobata or acne fulminans, acneiform folliculitis, HS, psoriasis, Sweet syndrome, and pyoderma gangrenosum.
To establish whether JL1 expression is specific for leukemic cells, we assessed immunoreactivity in other skin lesions, including those obtained from patients with Sweet syndrome, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), cutaneous neoplasms, and other inflammatory conditions.
To the Editor: Sweet Syndrome (SS, acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is a rarely seen disease that includes abruptly developing painful papullonodular or plaque-shaped erythematous lesions associated with systemic findings such as malaise, fever, arthralgia, conjunctivitis and episcleritis, and histologically characterized by edema on the upper dermis and intense neutrophilic infiltration.
Abstract: This case report describes a case of Sweet syndrome (SS) related to use of furosemide in a 46-year-old female who was admitted for treatment of congestive heart failure.
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