Sweet's syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis).

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Sweet's syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, is a condition characterized by the sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis, and tender,erythematous, well-demarcated papules and plaques which show dense neutrophilic infiltrates on histologic examination. Although it ma occur in the absence of other known disease, Sweet's syndrome is often associated with hematologic disease (including leukemia), and immunologic disease (rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease). Treatment with systemic corticosteroids is usually successful. skin, Sweet syndrome, neutrophilic dermatosis, corticosteroids,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalDermatology online journal [electronic resource]
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1999

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  • Dermatology


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