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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Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, previously called Sweet syndrome, is an uncommon condition characterized by fever, elevated neutrophil count, and tender, red, cutaneous papules, plaques, or nodules.
Adding the history of fever, laboratorial abnormalities, and the histologic findings on skin biopsy, a component of the Sweet Syndrome was assumed.
He said he had symptoms of Sweet Syndrome: lack of appetite, loss of weight, itchiness of the skin, pain in the joints.
Rybojad et al., "Chronic recurrent lymphocytic sweet syndrome as a predictive marker of myelodysplasia: A report of 9 cases," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
The relationship between neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hands and Sweet syndrome: report of 9 cases and comparison to atypical pyoderma gangrenosum.
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. His medications were prednisone (42.5 mg/d), intravenous immunoglobulin (400 mg/kg monthly), and subcutaneous canakinumab (180 mg every 8 weeks, which began 3 weeks before onset of symptoms).
Sweet syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is a disorder of unknown etiology.
(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. [9] A fatal case of erythema necroticans, the cause of death being septicemia secondary to skin ulcers and URTI ENL has been reported by Sethuraman et al and Petro et al.
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.5
Sweet syndrome is a neutrophilic dermatosis typically accompanied by fever, neutrophilia, and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate.