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Image Number 498 (Sweet's Syndrome)


Diagnosis: Sweet's Syndrome

Site: Hand,palm

Sex: F

Age: 41

Type: Clinical

Description: Pseudoblister on edge of palm

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This is the classic presentation of Sweet's syndrome with red non scaly infiltrated plaques which come on quickly.The precipitating cause may be a respiratory or other infection,ocassionally a drug reaction.The rash is usually misinterpreted as an infection but is a form of neutrophilic reaction pattern in the skin.It responds quickly to oral steroids.Rarely the condition can be associated with an underlying myeloproliferative disorder.

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