acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis(redirected from Sweet disease)
a·cute fe·brile neu·tro·phil·ic der·ma·to·sis
a rare dermatosis, predominant in women, of rapid onset and characterized by plaquelike lesions, usually multiple, on the face, neck, and upper extremities, accompanied by conjunctivitis, mucosal lesions, fever, malaise, arthralgia, and peripheral blood neutrophilia in many cases; biopsy reveals polymorphonuclear infiltrate of the dermis; rapid remission occurs with systemic steroid therapy.
Synonym(s): Sweet disease
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Management Systemic steroids
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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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