Management Systemic steroids
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Sweet syndromeFebrile neutrophilic dermatosis A rare condition characterized by fever, neutrophilia, and erythematous non-ulcerating papules on the face, neck, upper thorax, extremities
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[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.
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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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