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Sweet syndrome


  • acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis
  • febrile neutrophilic dermatosis
  • Sweet's disease
  • Sweet's syndrome


A disease that occurs especially in middle-aged women, that is characterized by red raised often painful patches on the skin, fever, and neutrophilia in the peripheral blood, that responds to treatment with corticosteroids but not antibiotics, and that is of unknown cause but is sometimes associated with an underlying malignant disorder -- called also acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 1, 2016