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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These include Sweet syndrome, pyoderma gangrenosum, bullous SLE, amicrobial pustulosis of the folds, and palisaded neutrophilic granulomatous dermatitis.
Sweet syndrome: The association of acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis or Sweet syndrome and pulmonary coccidioidomycosis has been reported in three patients.
During the previous 5 years, he had received multiple immunomodulatory drugs for treatment of natural killer cell deficiency, hyper-IL-6 syndrome, recurrent polychondritis, and Sweet syndrome.
Although Sweet syndrome is uncommon, even in dermatology practice, its head and neck and oral manifestations and its association with paraneoplastic disease warrant the need for otolaryngologists to be aware of the condition.
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.
8] Kou et al have reported a male with underlying lepromatous leprosy presenting with atypical reactional state simulating sweet syndrome.
Once diagnosis is reached treatment is generally initiated to target any underlying diseases that include inflammatory bowel disease gammopathies paraproteinemias leukemias Behcet disease Sweet syndrome hepatitis HIV systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitides.
Sweet syndrome is a neutrophilic dermatosis typically accompanied by fever, neutrophilia, and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Repeated peripheral blood smear was found to be normal in the patient who was diagnosed with Sweet syndrome.
Optic nerve involvement with panuveitis in 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.
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.