Sweet's syndrome


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Sweet's syndrome

[swēts]
Etymology: Robert Douglas Sweet, English dermatologist, 20th century
a condition usually seen on the upper body of middle-aged women, characterized by one or more large, rapidly extending, erythematous, tender or painful plaques, accompanied by fever and dense infiltration of neutrophils in the upper and middle dermis. Also called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis.
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